Empath Shares “Elvis Comeback Special” Video
Empath have shared a video for “Elvis Comeback Special,” the track is off their forthcoming release, Visitor, available February 11, via Fat Possum. The animated video was directed by Halle Ballard. Visitor was produced by Jake Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra).
“‘Elvis’ started as a discarded voice memo. Sometimes I’ll play little guitar parts and melodies into my phone and then not think anything of them until many months later. When I listen back it’s like listening to someone else’s music and I can hear the song more clearly,” says Catherine Elicson. “So I fleshed out all the parts, and when I brought it to the whole band, all these unexpected rhythms and melodies popped out of the song. The song came to life; that’s the most exciting part of collaborating as a band.
The lyrics took me the longest of any song to complete. The morning of the day I was to sing all my vocals in the studio, I was sitting outside a cafe hyped on caffeine and sweatily typing new words into my notes app. The lyrics deal with the feeling of uncertainty in yourself when you’re caught up in someone else’s world and you have to disentangle fantasy and cold reality. Because the song has these sharply rhythmic moments, Jake [Portrait] suggested I sing the lyrics really lazily as a contrast. The effect, though subtle, added a more compelling vibe to the whole song. ”
Fat Possum Records
1. Genius of Evil
2. Born 100 Times
3. Diamond Eyelids
4. Passing Stranger
5. Corner of Surprise
6. House + Universe
7. Elvis Comeback Special
Empath 2022 Tour Dates
2/24 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *
2/25 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
2/26 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *
3/17 – Philadelphia, PA @The Dolphin
4/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse
4/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
4/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
4/19 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch
4/20 – Montreal, QC @ L’esco
4/21 – Cambridge, MA @ Lilypad
4/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ TV Eye
4/23 – Washington, DC @ Comet
*with Sunflower Bean
Pre-Order Visitor by Empath HERE
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