Taken from his recently released debut album ‘Bread & Circuses’, Glaswegian songwriter Crawford Mack has released new visuals for the track ‘Turning’ taken from the album, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere them right here on Backseat Mafia this morning.
Crawford says of the track “I wrote the track initially about being reminded of a former partner every time I hear certain music, so I flipped the roles and wondered aloud whether it was the same for her”, continuing “It was initially inspired from messing around in Nick Drake’s CGCFCE guitar tuning and trying to fit in a cello and clarinet line I’d picked up from Mozart Requiem. The guest Clarinet and Bass Clarinet feature is from Gustavo Clayton-Marucci.”
Certainly there’s a beauty about Turning. And he wears some of those influences on his sleeve, with Nick Drake never being too far from the surface, but with little flickers of jazz here and there that nods towards Tim Buckley, and these little beautiful little woodwind interjections and cello lines giving it this almost theatrical feel. What overrides everything though is the gorgeous nature of the tunes Crawford writes though.
Of his new video, Crawford says “I got in touch with Alex Uragallo who is an animator I know from my time at college to ask whether he was interested in making a video that could use everyday objects to explore a theme of being reminded of someone every day when a song plays. Alex suggested collaborating with visual artist Giulia Carisi, to create colourful visual motifs that could be attached to the different instrumental lines, the motifs are inspired by her synesthesia when she hears the track.”
Check it out, here