Modern Nature, the new project from Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting / Mazes), Will Young of BEAK>, Woods’ Aaron Neveu and Jeff Tobias of Sunwatchers, have announced their debut album – How to Live, will be out via Bella Union on August 23rd, and from it they are sharing a new video for the single Peradam.
Of the record, frontman Cooper says “Peradam is a word from René Daumal’s novel Mount Analogue, which was the source for Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain. In the book ‘Peradam’ is an object that is revealed only when someone knows they are seeking it. The song is about striving for something but not knowing what that something is and feeling like whatever it is might be unattainable anyway. A futile quest or some kind of circular dream. I’m sure most people can empathise with that feeling.”
They take something of all of their personalities and bands into Modern Nature, and although it’s pedestrian paced, the otherworldly synth noodling and saxophone that points the corners make it a vivid walk. The guitar anchors the whole thing, and Cooper’s vocal, unruffled, gently arcs over all of it.
Check out the band in their largely black and white glory, here