Indigo Sparke Returns With “Blue” Video
Indigo Sparke has returned with a new video for “Blue,” the latest and opening track from her Aaron Dessner-produced album, Hysteria, due out on October 7th via Sacred Bones.
“This is one of the closest songs to my heart I have ever written. It was a freak accident that came out all in one go, the words, it just didn’t stop pouring out. Everything in shades of Blue,” says Sparke. “I had just gotten back to Australia from New York and the pandemic hit shortly after. I was in some sort of strange altered state of reality, deep in a grief wave and a relationship death. It felt like something was trying to purge itself out of me. Maybe rage. Maybe hope. Maybe love. I can’t fully explain how deeply I feel this song inside of me. It just is. Like my blood pumping through my veins.”
From the first few notes in “Blue,” something chilling and captivating pierces straight into the listener’s chest and carries through the rest of the album. With harmonies reminiscent of the voices in our heads, Sparke examines love, loss, grief, a newly realized rage, her history, dreams, and the emotional weather patterns surrounding those sensations: her words tell the stories, and the sounds act them out.
3. Pressure In My Chest
4. God Is A Woman’s Name
5. Why Do You Lie?
7. Infinity Honey
8. Golden Ribbons
10. Sad Is Love
11. Set Your Fire On Me
12. Hold On
13. Time Gets Eaten
Video director Angela Ricciardi on the “Blue” video:
“This video is an ode to a city that has shown me continual moments of both wonder and ferocity. Indigo came to me with the initial idea of creating a video that follows her walking throughout the city, and I think that “Blue”, in all of its beauty and severity, is a fitting soundtrack to that universal experience. My creative approach was informed by characteristic time quality: seeing everything in a stage of becoming, which requires simultaneous patience and immediacy. I like when something forces me to look. Like falling in love, when time slows and you notice the dance of life that we all belong to. That’s where the magic happens.”
Indigo Sparke 2022 Tour Dates
9/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Grinder’s *
9/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing *
9/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater *
9/17 – St Louis, MO @ St Lous Music Park *
9/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater *
9/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall *
9/22 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner *
9/23 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater *
9/24 – Harrisburg, PA @ Riverfront Park *
11/29 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd ^
11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^
12/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool ^
12/2 – Boston, MA @ Mid East Club ^
12/3 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz ^
12/5 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake ^
12/7 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout ^
12/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset ^
12/11 – Portland, OR @ Miss Studio ^
12/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill ^
12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gold Diggers ^
* w/ The National
^ w/ Aoife Nessa Frances
Pre order Blue by Indigo Sparke HERE
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