kisses by Slowdive

Darkenin Heart

Shoegaze legends Slowdive have announced the release of their upcoming album, everything is alive, set to be released on September 1st, 2023 via Dead Oceans. The band's latest single and accompanying video, kisses, beautifully captures their alluring dreampop style and conveys a significant amount of emotional depth.

Slowdive consists of Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals), and Simon Scott (drums, electronics). This album holds a special dedication to Goswell's mother and Scott's father, both of whom passed away in 2020.

Although originally conceptualized by Halstead as a "minimal electronic record," the band collectively decided to incorporate their signature shoegaze guitar-driven sound into the album.

kisses stands out as a pop-infused track that showcases Slowdive's optimistic side. Halstead explains: “It wouldn’t feel right to make a really dark record right now. The album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful.”

“There were some profound shifts for some of us personally,” Goswell says.

Directed by Noel Paul, the video for kisses was shot in Naples. Paul comments: “If this video evokes emotion, it’s largely due to our excellent cast. In particular Charlie and Claudia, two courageous and beautiful souls who threw themselves into their roles and set a tone of fearless vulnerability.”


Dead Oceans

Cover artwork sourced by Ingrid Pop
Band photo by Parri Thomas
Video directed by Noel Paul

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