Ten years after their previous long player, the legendary Faithless have returned with a new album All Blessed, out on October 23rd and from it the band have released a new video for the track Synthesizer, taken from the record.
Of the album, the band say “In this troubled and increasingly violent world, lyrically the album tries to reflect what has always been the Faithless manifesto: be conscious, be caring, love yourself so you can love others and understand who you are and where you are never polemical but hopefully intelligent and (occasionally!) inspirational – this is music with feeling and words with meaning,” while on the track they continue “This is the track that got us thinking of doing a new album in the first place. A love letter to what we do and the music we make and also a little social commentary on our obsession with technology, musically all rolled into a big bold warm Faithless-y anthem. Inspired by Trevor Horn, Sparks, Jean-Michel Jarre and our own back catalogue!”
There’s plenty of the Balearic woven into Synthesizer, as it pops and fizzes its was through, the synth sounds dance over the pads and beats and the vocals – provided by Nathan Ball, comfort up to the accompanyment, nudging it in the right direction.
Check it out, along with the Metropolis-inspired accompanying video Directed by Strangeloop and Produced by [namethemachine].