Toothless has unveiled his debut video for opening statement, Terra – made by Joseph & Joseph and Kit Monteith. The track will be released on the 13th May 2016 through Transgressive/ParadYse Records (Marika Hackman/Spring King/Blaenavon) on limited edition 7” vinyl/digitally.
Ed Nash is Toothless, a brand new project from the Bombay Bicycle Club musician. His opening statement here, Terra, was self-produced and then mixed by Beach House/TV on the Radio’s acclaimed producer, Chris Coady (with some additional production by Jack Steadman).
Watch ‘Terra’ BELOW:
Ed said of the video: “One of the biggest reasons I wanted to release Terra first was because of the possibilities with the video. The song’s loosely about the death of the sun which luckily lends itself to strong imagery. I sat down with Kit Monteith, who I’ve been working with to create all the visual stuff for Toothless to sketch out some ideas and I knew I wanted the video to have some really strong visuals rather then focussing on a story. We’re both massive fans of Melancholia and Tree of Life (in particular the middle scene for this project) which we thought had a similar feel to Terra, slow moving and cinematic, where the look of the film alone is enough to keep the viewer hooked. That was the starting point for the visuals.
“So the idea was to make something that looks as good as those films on 1/1000th of the budget and ideally to not take several years! Full credit goes to the directors Joseph & Joseph for realising this vision. What I love most about what they’ve created is how ambiguous it is. Even I’m still trying to figure out exactly what all of it means.”
Toothless will make his live debut at Moth Club on 17 May.