Yves Tumor, has release a new video for his single, “Kerosene!”, starring Diana Gordon and directed by Cody Critecheloe. The track is off the artist’s 2020 release Heaven To A Tortured Mind, now out via Warp Records.
The video centers around a volatile love triangle; arousal, jealousy, and lust drive an abstract narrative that nods to wild excess and untamed human desire. Director Cody Critcheloe (Robyn, Grizzly Bear, Perfume Genius, King Princess, Kylie Minogue), known to many under his artist moniker SSION, has built a cult following around the surreal story-telling he does through both film and painting.
Critcheloe offers, “We set out to create an epic rock-n-roll-swindled story around a motley crew of characters as they navigate a day in the life of what should be called the Hottest/Nastiest love-triangle in what’s left of Middle America… Yes, it’s all true: Yves Tumor, Diana Gordon, Bailey Stiles and Chris Greatti tear it crazy as they loosen a few notches on the Bible Belt in pursuit of glam-packed caloric excess all-across-the-bored.”
Heaven To A Tortured Mind – written and composed by Yves Tumor, produced by Yves Tumor and Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Charli XCX), and augmented by guest performances by Diana Gordon, Kelsey Lu, Julia Cumming, and more – marks the fourth official full-length release from Yves Tumor and the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed and era-defining, Safe In The Hands Of Love. The album’s release was preceded by an arresting video for “Gospel For A New Century” directed by Isamaya Ffrench.