Koreless Releases “Black Rainbow” Video

Koreless, has returned with a new video for “Black Rainbow. The track, is the Welsh artist's first solo material in 5 years. The video was
Koreless photo by Daniel Swan

Koreless, has returned with a new video for “Black Rainbow. The track, is the Welsh artist’s first solo material in 5 years. The video was originally conceived and shot in a ravine in Rachub, North Wales during lockdown 2020. “Black Rainbow” is inspired in equal parts by cult 70’s coming of age BBC drama “Penda’s Fen,” soft orthopedic foam and slow-motion bullet time videos of the Gloucester Cheese Rolling Competition.

Shot with director Alex Turvey and then subjected to what Koreless calls a “months long edit marathon” with the help of artist Daniel Swan, the video features Koreless’ (real name Lewis Roberts) younger brother Iwan as a cascading horde of vegetal clones in foam armor designed by Julia Tyrrell Bunge.

Recently released today on digital services, “Black Rainbow” was released last week on limited 10” vinyl with the B-side “Moonlight,” a take on 20th century composer Benjamin Britten’s interlude of the same name. “There’s a crushing inevitability lurking in Ben Britten’s music that I wanted to try to understand and expose” he explains. The result is a blended work of spectral, fizzing horns that meld together both centuries in seamless fashion.

2019 saw Koreless taking producer credits on FKA twigs’ acclaimed album MAGDALENE, but it was February this year that saw the first rumbling of activity from Koreless himself, with a critically-acclaimed remix for Caribou soon followed by another for Perfume Genius. Expect more soon from Koreless.