Mike Patton, of Religion No Extra fame, and French composer Jean-Claude Vannier are set to launch their collaborative LP, Corpse Flower, on September 13th. In anticipation, the pair have shared a video for the brand new observe “Chansons D’Amour”. Stream the video under.
The tune itself is a smokey, understated composition. Patton nearly narrates his lyrics, a la Serge Gainsbourg, to a lounge-y piano melody as string thrives carry the tune to peak grandeur. The video, directed by Eric Livingston, is a provocative counterpart with its delicate nudity and ritualistic parts.
“After I was a bit boy, love songs terrified me, with their silly Ophelias, light flowers of melodramatics singers, quavering vocalizes of one other time, barbaric rituals, screams of impatient sexes, livid and bloody refrains, like on this lovely and toxic video,” Vannier muses in a press launch for the video. “Afterwards, I lived some love tales and it was even worse, all a bazaar puppet present that moved me regardless of myself, took me hostage and blames me for these crimes that I didn’t commit.”
The aforementioned Gainsbourg connection is related, as Patton and Vannier’s mutual want to collaborate got here from an encounter at a Gainsbourg retrospective on the Hollywood Bowl in 2011.
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“We spoke loosely about working collectively sooner or later… and it took a while,” Patton advised The Quietus, “however after a couple of years I contacted him and we started to ignite some sparks.
Patton and Vannier’s Corpse Flower is obtainable for pre-order right here through Ipecac.