Beth Orton has released ‘Friday Night’, the third preview of her upcoming seventh LP Weather Alive. It comes with a self-directed video shot in Hydra, Greece. Watch and listen below.
Orton had this to say about ‘Friday Night’ in a statement:
Friday Night is someone reflecting on, and trying to decide, what to give up or what to surrender to. Passion or ambivalence? Whether to “bleed or rust in the rain.”
Most of us are struggling to make sense of where to put the love we have for those that are lost to us, let alone the ones that remain. Sometimes there is no right answer except to find the wisdom in the spaces between the endings and beginnings, in the remembrance of things past or in search of lost time, there are always re-percussions to the choices we make. We are listening to the internal dialogue of someone living it out, what is futile and what is worth fighting for, and trying to do as little damage along the way. Friday night being the night that makes the week more bearable, there is hope.
Coming to realise what is real and what is out of reach can be unbelievably painful, waking up to the love that remains can be the greatest gift and the most wonderful surprise. Even in absence there is presence, there is no escape but to look for where the love is still alive within us.
Weather Alive is due for release on September 23 via Partisan Records. So far, Orton has previewed it with the single ‘Forever Young’ and the title track.