Jehnney Beth Debuts New Video For “Flower”

Jehnny Beth has released a new video for “Flower”
Jehnny Beth "Flower" video

Jehnny Beth has released a new video for “Flower.” The video, was director by Anthony Byrne (Peaky Blinders), is Jehnny Beth’s second collaboration with Byrne; the video follows previous Beth’s release “I’m The Man”

“Flower” is off Beth’s new solo album, To Love Is To Live, which comes out on May 8th, 2020 via Caroline Records. The record, which was recorded in Los Angeles, London, and Paris, features a number of collaborators, including producers Flood, Atticus Ross, longtime co-creator Johnny Hostile, and Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett, and guest turns from The xx’s Romy Madley Croft, actor Cillian Murphy, and IDLES’ Joe Talbot.

In addition to releasing To Love Is To Live this spring, Jehnny Beth will also be releasing Crimes Against Love Manifesto (C.A.L.M.), her first book featuring a collection of her erotic short stories along with photography from Johnny Hostile, on June 11, 2020 via White Rabbit. The book is a collaboration with longtime creative partner Johnny Hostile, whose photographs punctuate Jehnny Beth’s stories. C.A.L.M. looks set to establish Jehnny Beth and Johnny Hostile as two of the bravest and most provocative voices in fiction and erotic art today. See below for the C.A.L.M manifesto and order the book HERE.

C.A.L.M.
Crimes Against Love Manifesto

because a life lived in fear is equal to no life at all
I won’t gamble our existence on the fickle world of ‘what will they think’
and wake up one day thinking I have wasted the wonderful fact of my own existence
I won’t worry about fear, jealousy, solitude
the system that weighs duty against desire and pronounces desire the looser
they’re all byproducts of love
unavoidable obstacles implanted in our core
by generations of parents, grand-parents and all the people
who fall in love and yet are unhappy
and who blaming themselves for having lived too timidly
will attack me for having dared
I live on the other side of their wall
I break through their rules of loving
searching for my own alternative ways
no matter the morals agreed collectively
the prudishness and punishments
the accepted forms of loving, family, monogamy
and far too much imprisonment
in secret, in the safety of my apartment, inside our heads
I will create a space where they don’t belong
a place where I am free
my neighbours won’t know about it
my family won’t know about it
and those who think they can be part of it
but haven’t made the sacrifice
are not welcome
there, I will practise my secret rituals
with those who have defeated their fears
days and nights, out of sight and silently

Best known as the lead singer and co-writer of UK band Savages, who received Mercury Prize nominations for both of their now-classic two albums Silence Yourself (2013) and Adore Life (2016).

Jehnny Beth
Live Dates

3/8/20 London, UK @ BBC 6 Music Festival
5/29/20 London, UK @ All Points East Festival
5/31/20 Kværndrup, Denmark @ Heartland Festival
6/2/20 Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo
6/4/20 Paris, France @ La Gaîté Lyrique
6/5/20 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival
6/9/20 Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
6/10/20 Marina Di Ravenna, Italy @ Beaches Brew Festival
6/12/20 Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Festival
6/30/20 Berlin, Germany @ Säälchen
7/3/20 Ewjik, Netherlands @ Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
7/4/20 Arras, France @ Main Square Festival 2020
7/15/20 Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater
7/18/20 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
7/19/20 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
7/21/20 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
7/22/20 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
7/23/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
7/25/20 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/26/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
7/27/20 Reims, France @ La Magnifique Society