Widowspeak Share Video for New Song ‘The Jacket’

    Widowspeak have shared the title track from their upcoming sixth studio album The Jacket. Check out its OTIUM-directed video below.

    “The Jacket is about things we choose, dress up in and adopt as symbols of who we are,” the band explained in a press release. “Things that become objects loaded with meaning until we eventually lose or discard them, grow out of them. It’s a literal jacket in the song, and in the context of the storyline represents all the cliches (imagined and real) of being in a band, rock and roll, youth, projecting “cool” (or thinking you do), and believing in the power of symbols and costume to help find and define your true self. Eventually you move on from the moment, and the sorts of places and experiences and relationships tied to that time, when The Jacket was your favorite thing in the world and felt like a part of you. It’s hard to let go. But you notice you aren’t that person anymore. The Jacket, and everything it represented, was left behind somewhere along the way.”

    The Jacket will be released on March 11 via Captured Tracks. It includes the previously shared tracks ‘While You Wait’ and ‘Everything Is Simple’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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