Electro R&B and Rock collective The Black Queen has debuted a new video for their track ‘Distanced’. You can watch the clip at this link or below:
‘Distanced’ is the fourth video/single from the band’s upcoming album Fever Daydream releasing on January 29th . The other three videos released were ‘Maybe We Should’, ‘The End Where We Start’, and ‘Ice to Never’. Frontman Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) is joined in The Black Queen by Josh Eustis (Puscifer) and Steven Alexander. Puciato commented on the ‘Distanced’ video:
“The video came about from Steve showing me cloud tanks, which were what a guy named Douglas Trumbull used to make the cloud effects in ‘Close Encounters.’ The visuals produced with those carried such a perfect combination of beauty and implied dread. We wanted to lean on the lyrics a bit in this song, which are about longing and fixation, the burden of absence, and figured we could do that in a more creative way than a normal lyric video, so I got together with Jesse Draxler, who we’ve worked with on the artwork for the album and ‘The End Where We Start’ single, and collaborated with on the ‘Maybe We Should’ video, and we built a cloud tank one night and shot endless amounts of footage until about five in the morning. We put the lyrics on heavy black poster board behind the tank, and then mailed them to people when we were done. The whole feel of this band has been so delicate and personal to us, and we’ve been so hands on with everything, so it’s nice to know that some people out there received a surprise piece of this video. That’s the part that was really gratifying. Knowing that like fifteen people would be like ‘what is this?’ and then see the video a day later. An element of human connection.”
The band has booked a début live performance which promises to be an exploration of the group’s audio/visual style on January 29th.
The Black Queen debuts live:
Jan 29: Complex – Glendale, CA – buy tickets here.
Pre-orders for Fever Daydream are live now on iTunes and Bandcamp.
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