Debut Storm Corrosion Video For Drag Ropes
Here’s the very first video from Storm Corrosion, for the song Drag Ropes for the band’s debut album.
The 10-minute long video was animated by South African stop-motion animator Jess Cope and is a stunning display of shadow-puppetry that echoes the songs haunting theme, shifting from beautiful to devastating.
“For me, self-indulgence is one of the fundamental things about being an artist,” says Steven Wilson. “Do not make music or art to please other people. If you do, you’ve stopped being an artist and you’ve become an entertainer. This is a very cinematic, impressionistic and immersive record. We just got together and it poured out of us. With this record you’re entering into a very unusual and unfamiliar sonic universe and that’s a very exciting thing to be part of.”
Storm Corrosion is released on Roadrunner Records on May 7.