Hayden Thorpe has shared his latest single ‘Metafeeling’ – you can hear the new track below.
The song is taken from the former Wild Beasts frontman’s upcoming new solo album ‘Moondust For My Diamond’, which is set for release on October 15 via Domino.
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Speaking about the accompanying Percy Dean-directed video for ‘Metafeeling’, which you can watch below, Thorpe explained: “Nan Shepherd wrote in The Living Mountain, ‘In the rarefied air of the plateau, and indeed anywhere in the mountain, for the air is clear everywhere, shadows are sharp and intense’. I went after that rarefied air, and the only way director Percy Dean and I could capture it was to get up there.
“A summit fever came over us both and we ended up climbing two mountains that day, Fleetwith Pike and Honister Crag [in the Lake District]. He, with a heavy-as-hell camera and me carrying an acoustic guitar dressed in a Nudie suit.”
Thorpe continued: “The invisible thrust that pushed us up there is pretty familiar to me, when you’re suspended between rock and sky there’s an explosion of the senses.
“Translating just a fraction of that euphoria is a lifetime’s work.”
You can see details of Thorpe’s upcoming UK and European tour dates below.
9 – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (Hayden Thorpe x Aerial)
15 – Chat’s Palace, London
6 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge w/ Jon Hopkins
7 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium w/ Jon Hopkins
8 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France w/ Jon Hopkins
14 – Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki, Finland w/ Jon Hopkins
15 – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany w/ Jon Hopkins
16 – Amare, Den Haag, Netherlands w/ Jon Hopkins
18 – L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain w/ Jon Hopkins
20 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway w/ Jon Hopkins
21 – DR Koncerhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark w/ Jon Hopkins
23 – Royal Albert Hall, London w/Jon Hopkins
25 – Gota Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden w/ Jon Hopkins
26 – Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany w/ Jon Hopkins