With the bodily launch of Nell & The Flaming Lips’ The place the Viaduct Looms coming this Friday, they’ve shared a video for ‘We Know Who You Are’. Shot within the Tennessee caverns and co-directed by Wayne Coyne and Blake Studdard of Atria Artistic, you may watch the video BELOW.
Initially launched digitally in December 2021, The place the Viaduct Looms contains 9 Nick Cave cowl variations with vocals and instrumentation by Nell Smith and instrumentation and manufacturing by The Flaming Lips. The album was mastered by Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Street Studios. Nell & The Flaming Lips have beforehand shared movies for ‘Into My Arms’, ‘Lady In Amber’, ‘The Ship Track’, ‘No Extra Shall We Half’ and ‘Crimson Proper Hand’.
This inspiring and heartwarming story begins when Smith, initially from Leeds (UK), moved to Canada and first met Wayne Coyne on the age of 12 at The Flaming Lips’ headline present on the Sled Island Competition, Calgary, in 2018 along with her household. Nell had already attended a number of Lips reveals and was a daily on the entrance of the stage, wearing a parrot costume and screaming out the band’s songs. Coyne quickly started to note the child within the parrot swimsuit and sang a David Bowie cowl on to her on the present in Calgary, with Nell singing each phrase again.
A musical bond fashioned with Coyne staying involved with Nell and her father Jude as she discovered to play the guitar, whereas their inventive relationship started to flourish when she began to write down her personal songs.
When a deliberate journey to file with the band in Oklahoma needed to be cancelled attributable to covid Coyne instructed Nell file some Nick Cave songs and e mail them to Oklahoma to be backed by the band. Coyne selected Nick Cave as a result of Nell didn’t know him and wouldn’t have preconceived notions as to how one can sing the songs.
Watch ‘We Know Who You Are’ – BELOW:
Talking in regards to the collaboration, Coyne feedback: “It’s all the time nice to satisfy excited, younger inventive folks. With Nell we may see she is on a journey and thought it will be enjoyable to affix her for some time and see if we may get issues going. It was an effective way to attach along with her and assist harness her cool angle to creating music.”
When requested in regards to the expertise, Nell feedback: “I nonetheless can’t actually imagine it. It was a extremely steep studying curve however Wayne was so encouraging once I was combating a couple of of the songs that I saved going. I hadn’t heard of Nick Cave however Wayne instructed that we must always begin with an album of his cowl variations, after which have a look at recording a few of my very own songs later. It was cool to hear and study Nick Cave and decide the songs we needed to file.”
Nells goes on to say: “I’m so excited to see this flip into an actual file launch. I’m tremendous comfortable to be working with Bella Union and actually wanting ahead to everybody listening to the album.”
In a lovely addition to the story the good man himself has given his seal of approval to the collaboration. Alerted to the quilt by a fan Nick Cave took to his web site The Crimson Hand Information to write down: “This model of ‘Lady in Amber’ is simply beautiful, I used to be going to say Nell Smith inhabits the tune, however that’s fallacious, moderately she vacates the tune, in a manner that I may by no means do,” mentioned Cave. “I all the time discovered it tough to step away from this specific tune and sing it with its crucial take away, simply acquired so knotted up within the phrases, I suppose. Nell reveals a exceptional understanding of the tune, a way of dispassion that’s each lovely and chilling. I simply adore it. I’m a fan.”
The place the Viaduct Looms art work and tracklist:
1. Lady In Amber
2. Weeping Track
3. Into My Arms
4. O Kids
5. The Kindness Of Strangers
6. No Extra Shall We Half
7. Crimson Proper Hand
8. The Ship Track
9. We Know Who You Are