Muriel Release Video For New Single 'Body Of Light'
Cardiff lo-fi group Muriel (led by songwriter Zak Thomas) are pleased to reveal the official video for their new single ‘Body of Light’ which is out now via Venn Records (Gallows, Witch Fever, Bob Vylan).
The track is the second to be taken from their yet-to-be-revealed debut album, which is scheduled for release later this year, and follows on from lead single ‘Seaside Painter’ which was released in April to early support from For The Rabbits, Noizze and more.
Commenting on the track, front man Zak Thomas says:
"Not long after my father passed away, I went to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. I found it hauntingly beautiful and people were crying in the aisles. It stirred something in me that made me reflect deeply and it was a very sobering feeling. I've come to the age where you expect to have things figured out and I have moments where I feel I have, until something shakes my foundation all over again."
The single comes with an official video directed by Ren Faulks, who also directed the video for debut single ‘Seaside Painter’.
“When thinking of the concept for this video I was watching a David Lynch film which inspired the use symbolism like the candles and brushes, as well as the surreal eerie atmosphere located at the Howardian nature reserve in Cardiff,”
says Thomas of the process.
“I was trying to create a visual representation of wandering, resting, and sweeping in a meditative state to align with the themes of the song, but for the most part we just improvised and Ren put it all together to make this video that we’re really proud of.”