Watch: Tindersticks - “Were We Once Lovers?” Video

The Waiting Room Due out January 22 via City Slang

Jan 07, 2016
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England's Tindersticks are releasing their new album, The Waiting Room, on January 22 via City Slang. Now they have shared the video for "Were We Once Lovers?" Pierre Vinour directed the clip, which features time lapse footage from inside a car as it drives down streets. You can watch it below.

Tindersticks' frontman Stuart Staples had this to say about the video and song in a press release: "I have wanted to make a song with a slap bass for some time - it felt dangerous and proved quite a battle to achieve. Resistance even from within our ranks and I would say Dan McKinna was even shy when first playing it - we had to reassure him that he was among friends. The songs structure was also challenging - calling the chords out as we played / recorded. It gives the song an unpredictability that is at odds with the intense momentum that carries it. And that deep lying nervous energy that only a slap bass could bring.
 
"In the early '90s Pierre Vinour made an iconic short film called Paris - Marchseille - a time lapse view of the journey through a car window condensed into three minutes ending by driving off the edge of France into the sea. When I saw this film I felt an immediate connection with 'Were We Once Lovers?' - the speed of the journey, but I also felt that the song was speeding through the drivers mind. I was pleased that Pierre felt that connection also and he set to work building on this idea. Still, I was still not prepared for the effect the final film had on me. The clenching intensity I felt when making the song was literally doubled. I love it but I can't wait to be released from it, it holds me in this strange limbo."

Previously Tindersticks shared "We Are Dreamers!," which features guest vocals from Jehnny Beth of Savages and was accompanied by a video directed by Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Sanna. That was followed by "Hey Lucinda," a song that features the guest vocals of the late Lhasa de Sela, and that had a video directed by Rosie Pedlow and Joe King. Each song on the album will have an accompanying film directed by such filmmakers as Christoph Girardet, Claire Denis, Gregorio Graziosi, and Richard Dumas. The album will be released as a limited edition CD/DVD, a LP/DVD, and very limited clear vinyl LP/DVD.

Tindersticks The Waiting Room Cine-Concert live events:

Tue. Jan. 19 - New York @ Rough Trade NYC - Screening / Q&A Stuart Staples 
Fri. Jan. 22 - London @ Rough Trade East - Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A 
Sat. Jan. 23 - Brussels @ Botanique - Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A 
Sun. Jan. 24 - Paris @ Cinéma Étoile Lilas - Screening / Q&A Stuart Staples 



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