Beth Orton has unveiled a new single in the buildup to her new album Weather Alive. Arriving with an accompanying video, ‘Forever Young’ features Dustin O’Halloran on synthesizer, backing vocals from Grey McMurray, and double bass by Orton’s frequent collaborator, Ali Friend. Check out the clip, directed by Stephen Ellcock and Jonathan Reid, below.
“Beth originally had the idea of looking at women as mystics and witchcraft as a form of spiritual connection rather than evil,” Ellcock explained in a statement. “Running with this, we wanted to make something that took you on a journey both cosmic and macrocosmic, from outer to inner space and back again. A kaleidoscope of archetypal imagery and shifting perspectives seen through a miraculous scrying glass, it subverts stereotypes whilst celebrating the power of intuition and the persistence of hope and magic in a treacherous universe.”