Toronto’s Biblical have announced their highly-anticipated sophomore album The City That Always Sleeps will be released on September 15th via New Damage Records. The album is available to pre-order here.
Alongside the album announce, Biblical has released the official music video for the lead single off their forthcoming record titled “Mature Themes”.
Of the track and its video, lead vocalist/bassist Nick Sewell shares, “Our album, ‘The City that Always Sleeps’ is a meditation on buried things—buried ideas, buried feelings, buried people. We’re all dragging around ghosts, whether it’s someone we’ve lost or things we think we should have done differently. All the songs on the record riff on that theme. “Mature Themes” tells the story of a woman who realizes she needs to kill her father to be free of her ghosts.”
“We’ve always preferred story videos that relate thematically, rather than literal interpretations of the song lyrics,” Sewell continues. “The video for “Mature Themes” is another tale related to the theme of the record. But this time, it’s about being haunted by the fear of failure, and how far one might go to avoid it. The video is based on a short film from 1997 called ‘GO’. It was written and directed by my friend Jacob ‘Ba’ Blackstock, with me in the lead role and he as the ill-fated colleague. It was quite a trip to stumble on this piece after two decades and I knew we had to do something with it.”
“With Ba’s permission, I sliced, diced and added some extra footage to pad things out. The result is one of those things that’s so bizarre and fitting, you never could have made it by design. I don’t usually like appearing in our videos, but the 20-year difference really made it feel like another person.”
The debut single from the BIBLICAL’s forthcoming album THE CITY THAT ALWAYS SLEEPS, coming September 15th, 2017 from Tee Pee Records (US/UK/EU) and New Damage Records (Canada). Based on the 1997 film ‘Go’ by Jacob Blackstock. Edited by Nick Sewell. Additional footage courtesy of the Prelinger Archives.