London-based duo of Jack Cleverly and Dan Simons AKA: Cymbals have released the video for new single “Decay”, shot during the winter months in a number of British seaside towns, including Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, and Southend.
Director Matthew Reed says of the video, “When I first heard ‘Decay’ I immediately saw images of a coastal town: overcast, wintry and out of season. Jack and I then chatted and really bonded over a shared love of W.G Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, which tells the story of a walk along the East Coast from Lowestoft to Harwich, and is set very much in the type of towns I’d envisioned. So we decided to make the video a portrait of that landscape. “I filmed over a couple of months in a mix of seaside towns and their surrounding areas. These are towns, which, whilst often beautiful, also contain some of the poorest and most deprived wards in Britain. They depend almost entirely on summer tourism and in the winter basically become ghost towns. So I wanted to structure the video as a cycle, moving from winter into spring, exploring how the landscape, weather and fortunes of those towns are always revolving, and changing with the seasons. And while there is a bleakness there, there is also something very hopeful and beautiful too.”
Cymbals’ forthcoming album, Light In Your Mind, drops August 25th, via Tough Love Records. It is CYMBALS’ first new material in two years, and the follow-up to their debut LP The Age of Fracture, among others. Jorge Elbrecht, whose work with Ariel Pink and Tamaryn had inspired the band, mixed the record in Miami, adding those elusive final touches that make it CYMBALS’ best album to date.
Light In Your Mind
2. Car Crash
3. Talk To Me
4. I Thought I Knew You
5. My Body (Winter Mix)
6. Where Nothing Can Be Defined
8. Euphoric Recall
10. Fully Automated Luxury
11. Lifetime Achievement Award