Gazelle Twin has shared a powerful film for “Glory“, the latest single to be taken from her brilliat new album, Pastoral, out now on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray (check our review of Pastoral in here).
Elizabeth Bernholz explains the video, ”I wrote ‘Glory’, thinking a lot about the plundered and violent heritage of Britain’s Religious institutions, and how our wrung-out National traditions / celebrations still attempt to glorify it. The accompanying film, beautifully conceptualised and Directed by Tash Tung, is kind of the ‘Straight Story’ of Gazelle Twin; No hidden faces. No Red Imp. No mad FX. History in mourning. History repeating.”
Watch the video below.
Directed by long time collaborator Tash Tung, who has worked previously with Gazelle Twin alongside Chris Turner on numerous projects, including the 2017 live production of Kingdom Come, ‘Glory’ stars actor Crispian Belfrage (Soldier Soldier, Morgan), Tung explains: “The film for ‘Glory’ was inspired by Elizabeth’s vision of “Medieval Neon,” which evolved into this allegorical tale of a Knight’s existential fervour, a man haunted by his guilt and morality. I wanted the Knight to transcend time and space to show us that here, in this modern day, we walk the same land, we share the same history. Drawing influence from religious symbolism, Bergman, Noé and the National Gallery, the imagery is brought to life by Elizabeth’s trust in me to reveal her face for the first time.”
Gazelle Twin’s forthcoming live shows include Somerset House on 16 November, part of their Assembly series, and a drone choir collaboration with NYX at The Pickle Factory in London on 9 December.