Published Nov 14, 2018Ahead of delivering a new full-length LP next year, Absolutely Free have shared a new single to mark their first new material since 2014.
Titled "Still Life," the latest from the Toronto trio has been paired with Christina Battle's the future is a distorted landscape, a set of visuals originally commissioned by Nuit Blanche Toronto in 2017. You can see how the song and video line up below.
"We are so pleased to collaborate with Christina Battle on this video," the band said in a statement. "Her series of animated gifs, 'the future is a distorted landscape', brings a wider perspective to our song. Today's news can debilitate you. Christina's unrelenting juxtaposition of rusted objects, fossils, and natural disasters makes individual problems seem insignificant in the face of millions of years and forces greater than humanity. That perspective can help assess what we can do as individuals to steer the ship to a better place."
Of the track, the band explained that "'Still Life' starts in a familiar universe and bubbles up into another. The shift illustrates an appetite for personal, political & stylistic change, boiling over. The song examines feelings of being worn down and halted by progress, stagnating both in society and individually. It is about breaking free from patterns of still life defined by cyclical, repeated forms of inaction, and predictable modes of conformity."
Absolutely Free's forthcoming sophomore album was produced by Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink, Japanese Breakfast, Wild Nothing). Last year, they covered Frankie Valli.