Published Feb 13, 2014Following a five-year wait, slowcore-dabbling Toronto songwriter Barzin is set to follow up his 2009 effort Notes to an Absent Lover with a new album called To Live Alone in That Long Summer. Now to help tease the upcoming record, he's shared a video for the album's "All the While."
The song is built on gently brushed drums, soft electric guitar and sparse piano, all of which makes a warm backdrop for Barzin's hushed vocal delivery.
The video was directed by British filmmaker Jason Yeomans. In a statement, Barzin said, "I love the simplicity of the video he has made for 'All the While.' The video plays with the age-old metaphor of being weight down by something, and the desire to want to unburden oneself of this weight. To unpack, to escape, to let go... what have you; these themes are all connected with this metaphor, and Jason ran with it and made something beautiful out of it."
Check out the video for "All the While" below.
To Live Alone in That Long Summer will arrive on February 25 through Monotreme Records. In support of the new album, Barzin already has some Canadian dates lined up, and you can see those below.
03/07 Montreal, QC - Under The Snow Music Festival
03/14 Windsor, ON - The Phog Lounge
03/22 Toronto, ON - The Music Gallery
03/27 Guelph, ON - The Ebar
03/28 Hamilton, ON - Christ's Church Cathedral (Part of New Harbour music series)