The video (streaming first on NME) is a suitably striking clip, accompanying the jarring but confident sound of Fischerspooner’s first album in nine years – produced by none other than R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.
“When I started this record I was a different person,” says Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner. “I thought I knew who I was and what my life was going to be like. I was wrong. So wrong. I lost it all. And I kept losing more and more. I didn’t think I would survive. I had dark thoughts. I struggled to rebuild. I tried to heal. I had to let myself go.”This album is a document of a turbulent, wild transformation full of love, loss, lust and redemption. This album is a queer treatise against political conservatism and oppression. This album saved my life. Some days it was all I had.”
Check out the ‘Butterscotch Goddam’ video below, first on NME.
Speaking on the video, its director Carlo Van de Roer says: “The song is about a tumultuous love affair. We shot the video entirely in-camera, using optical devices and new film-making tools to play with the push and pull of a dichotomous relationship, and the accumulating distortion of reality that comes with that.”