More mesmerising music from Beth Orton. The new video from Orton, ‘Forever Young’ is a sepia-toned fever dream that evokes the early 20th century films by Georges Méliès. An insistent drum loop pushes forward as Orton’s gauzy vocals drift through a moody soundscape. Joining Orton on the track are Dustin O’Halloran, Grey McMurray, and frequent collaborator, Ali Friend on double bass. ‘Forever Young’ is the second single from the upcoming album ‘Weather Alive’ due in stores and on streaming services September 23rd. The video was directed by Stephen Ellcock and Jonathan Reid-Edwardshere.
“Beth originally had the idea of looking at women as mystics and witchcraft as a form of spiritual connection rather than evil,” says Dir. Ellcock. “Running with this, we wanted to make something that took you on a journey both cosmic and macrocosmic, from outer to inner space and back again. A kaleidoscope of archetypal imagery and shifting perspectives seen through a miraculous scrying glass, it subverts stereotypes whilst celebrating the power of intuition and the persistence of hope and magic in a treacherous universe.”
Orton will be touring the UK with several dates booked in October 2022 following the release of ‘Weather Alive’.