Exclusive Premiere: no:carrier's 'Your Heroin' Video Releases Ahead of New Album
The German duo no:carrier have counted Brutal Resonance among their supporters ever since their weird and wonderful album, Ghosts of the West Coast. The eerie album full of darkwave covers of classic 80s songs showed Chris Wirsig and his partner Cynthia Wechselberger as innovative and creative composers for a new generation of music fans. Brutal Resonance featured their brooding noir-style video for 'Boys of Summer' last year.
Since then, Chris Wirsig came out with another gloriously haunting album called The 13 Crystal Skulls. An all instrumental piece, Wirsig focused on composition and creating mood with no vocals. This was another example of Wirsig using darkwave to bend the rules of conventional sound, and as a concept album, The 13 Crystal Skulls was infinitely cool. Obviously Brutal Resonance gave it high marks as well.
The release of 'Your Heroin', the teaser single off no:carrier's upcoming album, Broken Rainbow, shows yet another side to Wirsig and company. Namely, emotion. Having recruited singer, composer and all-around musical badass Bobby Halvorson for the vocals on this track, 'Your Heroin' is probably the most achingly emotive track ever released by Wirsig or no:carrier. Halvorson's voice fits perfectly with the sad and beautiful music and soars with the heart-wrenching lyrics about the pain and destructive nature of addictions and other mental illness.
The video, directed by Ezrah Lockwood (Swarmlife, American Horror Story), was shot in and around the LA river as well as in the art studio of Taline Olmessekian (Sadistica), serves as an evocative visual compliment to the extremely emotional single. If "Your Heroin" is a cross-section of what fans can expect from the upcoming album, the darkwave community and, truly, the larger music community, is in for one of the most powerful albums of the year. Broken Rainbow releases on Amazon, itunes and Bandcamp. In the meantime, enjoy the new video below. It's truly beautiful.
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