South Londoners Goat Girl released a new AA-side last month, featuring new single ‘Crow Cries’. The collection is released physically today (25th August), and to coincide with the release, we’ve got the first play of the new video for ‘Crow Cries’.
The video, directed by the band’s Clottie Cream, follows what Clottie calls the “bird man” in his transition to a frankly beautiful crow.
Telling us about the video via e-mail, Clottie says: “The video itself was shot in a day with us all following bird man each equipped with a different kind of camera, making it feel as though we were in an episode of ‘Black Mirror’. This allowed us to capture his random, sporadic movements which we used to create a sense of voyeurism in watching the evolution of man to bird, and for this change to seem strange and unnatural.”
“It’s as though throughout the video you never fully understand the mans purpose, catching mere glimpses of his face when the camera follows him down roads and alleys. The point at which we start to see more of him is when he reaches his lair where he finds comfort in his belongings, like hanging bottles with birds foetuses and a crown made of crows legs, this is the point at which his ultimate change takes place. We wanted bird man to play off his weird surroundings alike other characters, such as Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs, that inspired our set design. As his inner bird takes over, just like Bill’s skin suit, bird man places his feathered outfit over his normal attire and rolls around in a cage of feathers, relishing in his ultimate state as crow.”
The ‘Crow Cries’ 7” is out now. Order it via Rough Trade Records here. Watch the track’s video and view Goat Girl’s upcoming tour dates below.