Ahead of the release of their new album ‘For the first time’, which drops on February 5th via the ever brilliant Ninja Tune label, Black Country New Road have released a new video for their single, Track X.
Of the track, frontman Isaac Wood said “Track X is a song we first worked on in 2018 but one that never made it out into our live performances. We decided to resurrect it during the recording of For the first time and assemble it in the studio. The story is old but a good one and worth telling. We believe that people will enjoy singing along.”
Right from the off with these gently persuasive guitar lines, and strummed violins, it melts any resistance you had. The winds playfully dip in and out while Wood lays down these rather lovely, although constantly off kilter vocals. as it unfurls so these little melodic fragments, some instrumental, some cooed, dance and play with your expectations.
Of the video, directed by Bart Price, Wood continues “The music video for ‘Track X’ is about nostalgia for being a kid and happy times with family, stupid moments with friends like feeding Cheetos to a giant horde of birds in a Walmart parking lot, and for Tumblr and YouTube videos of cats. But at the same time balanced with this is a comment on the transience of the past, like with the shots of the abandoned houses, and a sense that maybe what we remember isn’t quite real, like the idealised stock footage. I wanted to combine all of those emotions and thoughts together and make a 2000s style American home video.”
Check it out, here