Kristin Hersh has unveiled a new single, ‘Ms Haha’, taken from her forthcoming album Clear Pond Road. Following first single ‘Dandelion’, the track arrives with an accompanying video directed by Jonny Sanders. Check it out below.
“Mr. Bones is my man and Ms Haha is me, ripped off from a Truman Capote story,” Hersh explained in a statement. “So heavy. Love is goofy gravity.”
Sanders added of the video: “Kristin lives in New Orleans and I live in London so we had to work out a way of her shooting a performance and me reinterpreting that. After speaking with her about her recording process and how audio can be revamped and effected, I wanted to use some of those techniques but in a visual way.” Sanders continues, “I took her footage and re-filmed it all using a projector onto various textures and, more interestingly, a technique called ‘Pepper’s Ghost’ from the mid 19th century. The film is reflected in a 45-degree transparent screen to produce an almost holographic effect, giving it 3D space and distortion. This was placed inside glass objects to further manipulate the image.”
Clear Pond Road is due out September 8 via Fire.