James Irwin "A Wave Is a Wild Thing" (video)
Published Dec 18, 2015At the beginning of 2015, James Irwin delivered his latest LP Unreal, and as the year comes to a close, that same record has been digitally re-released thanks to Dare to Care Records' digital arm, Sainte Cecile. To mark the occasion, Irwin has shared a new video for album cut "A Wave Is a Wild Thing," and Exclaim! has got the exclusive premiere.
"The song is about a cowboy being carried off to die, tied belly-down on the back of a packhorse," Irwin explained in a statement. "He's a death obsessed, melancholy character who's thinking finally of life and sex and love now that death is upon him."
The miserable subject matter is matched by a haunting, melancholic folk sound and the new visuals complement both perfectly. The clip was directed by Hannah Fleet, who pieced together original and digital film in a split frame.
The collection of images range from shots of nature to more abstract kaleidoscopic shapes, and you can see them swirl together beautifully in the new clip.
Irwin is readying a new LP titled Shabby Town, which was recorded over five days in Montreal with the likes of Stefan Schneider, Pietro Amato, Michael Feuerstack and Patrick Latreille, with guests Adam Kinner, Maica Mia, Lisa Conway and Maya Kuroki. It's scheduled to arrive in early 2016, but for now, watch the video for "A Wave Is a Wild Thing" below.