These New Puritans Share Video for New Song “Where the Trees are on Fire”

Inside the Rose Due Out March 22 via BMG

Mar 14, 2019
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These New Puritans are releasing a new album, Inside the Rose, on March 22 via BMG. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Where the Trees are on Fire," via a video for the song. The British duo is made up of brothers Jack Barnett and George Barnett. George directed the video with Max Luz and the video features Jack, often via a multiple exposure technique. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

George had this to say about the song in a press release: "This is our most direct, melodic music yet. I like music that goes straight to your nervous system, not abstract, wanky, gap-year stuff."

Jack says he dreamt the melody and lyrics. "Clichéd as it may seem, that's how it came to me," he says. "I went through a period of dreaming loads of music. Most of it was crap - bad '80s synth pop or pub rock - but this was the best of them. Because I dreamt most of the lyrics, I don't know exactly what it's about, but I think it's got something to do with the extremes of life, whether that's oblivion or ecstasy.... Making music, you always want to make something that is without irony, something that deals with extremes of your experience in life; in a way that's risky, because you expose yourself more. But that's the art I like; art that gets to the heart of things."

Inside the Rose is the band's first new album in six years, since 2013's Field of Reeds. It includes "Into the Fire," a new song the band shared back in November that was one of our Songs of the Week. When the album was announced they then shared a NSFW video for its title track, "Inside the Rose," which was our #1 Song of the Week. Then they shared another song from the album, "Anti-Gravity," via a lyric video (it was also one of our Songs of the Week).

Writing sessions for Inside the Rose began in Essex, England in 2015, but they were completed in Berlin, Germany after they relocated there. The album was recorded in Berlin, London, and Southend-on-Sea, England. Most of the recording was done in a former Soviet broadcasting studio in Berlin's industrial suburbs. It was mixed in Los Angeles. Harley Weir directed the "Inside the Rose" video (which features lots of artful nudity) in collaboration with George Barnett.

Jack Barnett had this to say about the album in a press release: "I want to go beyond myself and my time. That's the art I like. Whether it's Francis Bacon or William Blake. You fail, inevitably, but that's the challenge."

These New Puritans Tour Dates:

Friday 22nd March - London, England (Rough Trade East In-Store
Tuesday 2nd April  - Bi Nuu, Berlin *
Wednesday 3rd April - Knust, Hamburg *
Thursday 4th April - Rotande, Brussels *
Friday 5th April - Paradiso, Amsterdam *
Saturday 6th April - Petit Bain, Paris *
Wednesday 10th April - YES, Manchester ^
Thursday 11th April - SW3 Warehouse, Glasgow
Friday 12th April - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds ^
Saturday 13th April - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge ^
Wednesday 17th April - The Dome, Tufnell Park, London ^
Thursday 18th April - Patterns, Brighton ^
Friday 19th April - Thekla, Bristol

* with support from Scintii
^ with support from Vessel 

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