We are very pleased to premiere the video for Al Carr‘s new single, the shimmering, yearning jangle of ‘Sinking Moon’ off his recent album ‘The Right Dereliction’.
With a voice redolent of the late great Chris Bailey from The Saints, this is an epic track that is drenched in a melancholic sheen and blessed with anthemic chorus that rings out like a bell.
Carr says track is central to his recent album:
This is the song around which the rest of the tracks were built,
He describes the song as:
…words of advice, take it or leave it, forewarning from one friend to another, with a Fender Rhodes providing some sparse melodic accompaniment.
The cinematic scope of the music is given added verve by the enigmatic video clip – two men engaged in some form of robbery and the aftermath including a McGuffin – an object, device, or event that is necessary to the plot and the motivation of the characters, but insignificant, unimportant, or irrelevant in itself. There is a sense of deep regret after intial euphoria that ultimately ends in division and retribution.
It’s a beautifully shot video that perfectly captures a sense of unease, mistrust and the falling apart of a relationship, poignant and stark.
‘The Right Dereliction’ is out now. Carr says of the album:
Each song on this release is tinged with a sense of hopefulness whilst recounting stories, characters and personalities who are struggling through a moment in time. With this batch of songs I wanted to get inside the head of a character living through a small town drama and balance the lyrics almost like a confessional of sorts. The verses offering up the dilemma and the choruses providing the redemption.