PREVIEW: Thursday 30th January 2014
THE FIRST SCREENING: 7pm
at BERLONI GALLERY
The Correspondents are releasing a track called Alarm Call on the 30th January 2014. They don't see it as a single release but rather as a multi-media project involving a painted animation and small campaign to raise awareness for Epilepsy Society.
Recent singles have seen the group developing their trademark sound of upbeat, genre-mashing alternative pop but Alarm Call is a more personal and poignant affair. It sees frontman Mr Bruce show the incredible range and tone of his voice and Chucks open out the production into a more orchestral sound with rattling drums and soaring synths.
For this track Mr Bruce has applied his skills as a visual artist and completed the ambitious task of representing himself and those closest to him growing up from infant to adult through time lapse painted portraits. The end result is a moving journey of lifetimes condensed into four minutes with stop motion sections that sync with the rolling drums and breaks of the track.
On the 30th January The Correspondents will be exhibiting the paintings and previewing the animation at a new contemporary art gallery called Berloni situated just off Regents Street. There will be complimentary cocktails brought to you by Drambuie and music delivered by our very own Chucks.
The video will launch on the same evening. The Correspondents hope to raise awareness for Epilepsy Society and all profits from the sale of Alarm Call (as a single track and on the album) will be donated.