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Anna Meredith Sings in a Car Wash in the Video for “Inhale Exhale”

FIBS Due Out This Friday via Black Prince Fury

Oct 22, 2019 Anna Meredith
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British experimental musician Anna Meredith is releasing a new album, FIBS, this Friday via Black Prince Fury. Now she has shared a video for the recent single “Inhale Exhale.” It features Meredith singing in a car as it goes through a car wash at night and outside an incident is taking place. Simon Owens directed the video. Watch it below, followed by Meredith’s upcoming tour dates.

Meredith had this to say about the video in a press release: “This is the first video we’ve made that primarily focuses on yours truly and I admit I was a bit nervous about it being centered around me but I just love what Simon has done - he’s turned a car-wash into the most romantic, dramatic, glamorous, beautifully shot place imaginable and am just blown away by the colors and shots he’s managed to get. I think the energy and movements of the car wash matches the track perfectly and as someone who spent a considerable amount of energy between the ages of 6-11 begging my dad to put our car through the car wash, filming this was the stuff of dreams.”

Meredith previously had this to say about “Inhale Exhale” in an earlier press release: “‘Inhale Exhale’ is underpinned with lyrics exploring a more sinister and pessimistic take on what ‘living’ or having a ‘wild time’ might be for a cautious person like myself so despite the upbeat feel, the opening line which sets the mood is ‘you say you’re dancing in the deep end, but to me it looks like drowning.”

Also pick up our new print issue, the My Favorite Album Issue, to read our interview with Anna Meredith about her all-time favorite album. Or check out the digital version of the issue for our new interview about FIBS.

Previously Meredith shared FIBS’ first single, “Paramour,” via a hypnotic video for the track featuring a Lego train traveling around Meredith and her band as they perform the song. It’s surely one of the best music videos of the year and “Paramour” also made it to #1 on our Songs of the Week list. Then she shared another song from the album, “moonsmoons,” as well as an Augmented Reality app for the song that uses Spatial Audio so that you can place various instrumental parts of the song in various areas in whichever space you are in. Then she shared “Inhale Exhale,” which was also one of our Songs of the Week.

FIBS is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2016-released debut album, Varmints. Since then she has kept busy, doing the soundtrack to the Bo Burnham-directed film Eighth Grade and working as a classical composer. And, a press release points out, that she “was recently named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honors list for services to music, making her Anna Meredith MBE.”

Of the album title FIBS, in a previous press release Meredith said fibs are “lies - but nice friendly lies, little stories and constructions and daydreams and narratives that you make for yourself or you tell yourself.”

Anna Meredith Tour Dates:

Thu. Oct. 24 - Lancaster, UK @ Lancaster Rooms (Somerset House)
Mon. Feb. 3 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Tue. Feb. 4 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Wed. Feb. 5 - London, UK @ EartH
Thu. Feb. 6 - Bristol, UK @ Trinity
Sat. Feb. 8 - Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Sun. Feb. 9 - Coventry, UK @ Arts Centre
Mon. Feb. 10 - Brighton, UK @ Old Market

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