Midas Fall – Glue (Video Premiere)
Watch the animated video for Glue from Scottish post-rock duo Midas Fall
Midas Fall return with their fourth album Evaporate this month, building on their blueprint that mixes electronica, prog and post-rock elements with some hefty electronic beats and melancholic vocals. The band – Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn – are capable of shifting from delicate sounds to punishing sonic assaults in a blink of an eye, and that shift is evident on new album cut Glue.
Introducing the track, Midas Fall describe Glue as a song that "goes on a journey" over its four parts. The band say: "Over the years time starts to blur the edges of the situation you are in up to the point that this becomes your normality and impossible to see an outside perspective. As the track unfolds the realisation is made and leads to further realisation of the difficulties associated with breaking free, ultimately ending in chaos. The song gives a little nod to Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit at the start before going in a more electronic direction, utilising sparseness, beats and synths."
The stop-motion animated video adds to the foreboding of the track – produced and directed by paper artist Stefano Bertelli and with set design by Riccardo Orlandi, the clip is an ominous and visually stunning journey through a host of beautiful landscapes. Watch the video in the Vevo player below.
Evaporate is released on 27 Apr via Monotreme Records. Midas Fall play Evil Eye, Liverpool, 4 May; Cavern, Exeter, 5 May; The Vault, Leicester, 6 May; The Star Inn, Guildford, 8 May; Aatma, Manchester, 9 May; Bannermans, Edinburgh, 10 May; 13th Note, Glasgow, 11 May.