JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS + RYAN VAIL SHARE VIDEO FOR LOVE IS A CROW – PREMIERE ON WONDERLAND
JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS + RYAN VAIL
Share New Video for Collaborative Single
“Love Is A Crow”
>> Premiere now on Wonderland Magazine <<
Watch the Donnie Darko inspired video for “Love Is A Crow” here:
“Love is a Crow” is due 24 February via Quiet Arch
Minimalist electronic composer Ryan Vail has teamed up with Jealous of The Birds songstress Naomi Hamilton to create a one-off single, “Love is a Crow”. The track opens with Hamilton’s gentle spoken word, betraying an obsession with the psychedelic poetry of Allen Ginsberg, before her lustrous vocal harmonies astutely negotiate Vail’s considered beats.
The video for the single, due out on 24 February via Quiet Arch, premiered today on Wonderland Magazine: “Sometimes the most unexpected of collaborations produces the most extraordinary results, and that couldn’t ring more true for electronic composer Ryan Vail and folk-based Jealous of The Birds singer Naomi Hamilton“.
As Hamilton explains: “’Love Is A Crow‘ touches on how sometimes, regardless of how passionate and fulfilling a relationship between two people is initially, one person’s doubt and vulnerability can self-sabotage it. In light of that, something about this love becomes damaged and almost sinister, which I think comes across beautifully in the song’s music video.”
The cinematic video was shot around various neighbourhoods in East Berlin and was directed by London-born-Berlin-based director Joseph Wright. The Donnie Darko inspired video captures the capriciousness of love by physically revealing it as a crow-like figure, Wright says: “The crow became a symbol. A visual manifestation of the problems a couple find themselves in. It is always present looming over the couple, slowly becoming more influential on their actions.”
The melding together of Ryan Vail and Jealous of the Birds’ work for this project seems both natural and extraordinary, as Vail explains: “For me Collaborating with JOTB was very much about putting a sound that people wouldn’t have expected to hear her on. After seeing her perform countless times, I started to discover this edge to her music that reveals itself the more your exposed to her. The sounds I developed were inspired by these findings.” Hamilton elaborates: “Ryan has this great quality of approaching this work with a kind of thoughtfulness that never gets in the way of productivity. He gets things done, which just made the collaboration simple and fun.”
The record includes an instrumental version of the track as well as two remixes – by Stones Throw artist The Cyclist, and Belfast based producer DIE HEXEN (recently included on DJ David Holmes’ award winning Late Night Tales Compilation).
“Love is a Crow” Tracklisting
1. Love is a Crow – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
2. Love is a Crow (Instrumental) – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
3. Love is a Crow – The Cyclist Remix – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
4. Love is a Crow – DIE HEXEN Remix – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
Ryan Vail (Solo) Live Date: Monday 6th March – Servant Jazz Quarters, London