With glaring visuals and 80s cinema throwback, Ceremony feeds our reward center with their new chromatic video “In The Spirit World Now.” Directed by Muted Windows, the video beckons us into its screenception (screen within a screen) where the blend of chintzy and surreal aesthetics deliver a trippy visual experience. Watch below:
“The spirit world came about through the reading of Saul Bellow’s ‘Humboldt’s Gift’. The novel’s fictitious character, Von Humboldt Fleisher, writes a long letter to the protagonist, Charlie Citrine, which announces, We are not natural beings, but supernatural beings. I understood it as a moment of praise and ran away with it” explained Ceremony’s frontman/lyricist Ross Farrar.
“In The Spirit World Now” is the title track of their upcoming album, which will be out on August 23rdvia Relapse Records. The quintet will be hitting the road soon, so make sure to go see them:
07/25: Rokycany, Czech Republic – FLUFF Fest
08/23: San Francisco, CA – August Hall !
08/24: Los Angeles, CA – The Regent !
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