Video Premiere: Candice Gordon – “I Belong to the Night”

Candice Gordon photo by Maren Michaelis

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Candice Gordon’s new music video for her track “I Belong to the Night” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Garden Of Beasts, which is scheduled to be released through Proper Octopus Records on September 8th.

Gordon commented on the video:

“The video is about my phone getting pinched and taken on an adventure in the city one night this summer. The phone was already hooked up to me email and all the footage was being uploaded into the cloud. So I just went ahead and edited it together and I thought it was good for the song.”

Produced by labelmate A.S. Fanning, and mixed by Ingo Krauss (Swans, Iggy and the Stooges), Garden of Beasts was recorded in a country house in Ireland and at the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin. It presents a rich and brooding sonic landscape constructed using a variety of synthetic and natural instruments from Moogs to flutes, and Gordon even plays a one-string Kazakh instrument at times.

Garden of Beasts is inspired by moving to Berlin and observing the very dark and heavy history that is visible and inescapable everywhere in the city. It’s an exploration of human nature, the hubris of identity, dispossession, and the conflict between the allure of savagery that is in all humans and the desperation for salvation from that.” explains Candice.

Candice Gordon grew up in Dublin, Ireland and after some years pursuing a nomadic lifestyle, is now settled in Berlin. She has previously performed at Bestival, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic and Truck Festival, and supported and shared stages with the likes of Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Horrors, and Kurt Vile and the Violators. She has toured extensively in Europe and the UK over the last few years and since the release of her debut singles “Smoking Like the Barrel of a Gun” and “Cannibal Love.”

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