British folk artist Richard Dawson and Finnish band Circle have shared the new single ‘Methuselah’, taken from their upcoming collaborative album Henki. Following last month’s ‘Lily’, the track arrives with an accompanying video directed by Samuli Alapuranen. Watch and listen below.
Alapuranen said in a statement about the song’s visual:
The trembling stasis presented in the aesthetics of the music video for Richard Dawson & Circle’s song “Methuselah” appropriates the subjective time frame of the world’s oldest living organism, the bristlecone pine, translating that into a mould that better fits the human attention span. To illustrate time’s relativity, the video imagines and visualizes human motion as captured by the compound eye of arthropods. The seemingly immobile human artefacts caught in an Escheresque conundrum of provocative directionlessness evokes a temporal illusion in which the fly-like speed of the viewer’s visual senses reveals the fictional nature of our sensory perception. The flow of things is in essence static, rendering a stumble down the steps ominously immobile and virtually imperceptible. The visual choreography for the song was filmed in various locations, using the modern-day panopticon, the smartphone.
Henki is set for release on November 26 via Domino.