Gazelle Twin Share Video for New Track “Fear Keeps Us Alive”
Composer, producer, singer, and visual artist Elizabeth Bernholz – aka Gazelle Twin – has shared the latest single from her new studio album, Black Dog, set for release on vinyl, CD and digitally via Invada Records on 27 October 2023.
Black Dog is an album about confronting fear – supernatural, collective, and personal, and on the powerful new single, “Fear Keeps Us Alive,” the fear is explicit and horribly familiar – the fear that Bernholz explains is a “daily, constant, almost mundane common fear among women.” before going on to explain, “I have often connected this lifelong feeling to the sense of a ghostly male presence that lurks in my dreams. Women are (and always have been) constantly haunted by the potential of being harmed.”
The video – directed by long-time collaborator Chris Turner (Favourite Colour: Black) and assisted by photographer Teri Varhol – harnesses the haunting, omni-present qualities of CCTV. Shot on old format DV and Hi-8 cameras to create a detached, coldly voyeuristic point of view, it shares scenes with the upcoming supernatural short film Saint Maria’s Way, directed by Chris and written by Chelsea Kania. The film explores the same themes as “Fear Keeps Us Alive”, using CCTV to reconstruct the final journey of a missing woman.
Speaking about the video Chris Turner says “I love working with Elizabeth and Teri. We share so many of the same fascinations and obsessions, and this allows an honest and creative freedom to exist between us. We’re also all lovers of ageing, imperfect formats of photography and video. The visual and thematic elements of the song, the short film, and the album all seemed to fit perfectly together.”
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