Premiere: The Duke Spirit – “Houses” Video

Sky Is Mine Out Today via Ex Voto

Aug 18, 2017
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England’s The Duke Spirit are releasing a new album, Sky Is Mine, today via Ex Voto. We recently shared another song from it, “Houses,” and now we’re pleased to premiere a video for “Houses.” Watch it below.

The band self-produced the album, which was mixed by Bruno Ellingham (Massive Attack). It is described as flowing "with a dark, beguiling grandeur with the majestic allure of Liela Moss’ crystal vocals. Sky Is Mine looks at harm, control and lack of love but burns through it to find the essential human heart." The new album features guest vocals by Josh T Pearson (Lift to Experience) on “How Could, How Come” and Duke Garwood on album closer “Broken Dream.” 

Front-woman Liela Moss had this to say about the video, which employs the very gratifying technique of synchronizing the saucy track with old footage of people turning their dance wiggles loose: "Twistin', moving and dancing are healing activities for mind and body. The track Houses has been medically proven to have many healing effects on the psyche when listened to frequently. "Does it really matter if I can't go to the edge of feeling, where light don't show?" the lyrics ask… No, indeed it doesn't matter, provided that the patient regularly embraces dance and song with the accompaniment, Houses by The Duke Spirit. Get Down On It! Mystically.”

Talking about the album, Moss continues: "Sonically, it's the most tender record we have made, the expansiveness will lift hearts but the rawness will burn through greedy fingers. Lyrically, this is where I stand... With feet cold and wet from standing in the sludge of fear that is the world we tread upon, this album snapshots a palpitating heart that values above all things, life. Half-finished sentences describe nasty bits and pieces, shards of cruelty as they are dissolved by being pissed on from a great height with a stream of golden, glowing benevolence!"

 

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