Ever since we heard this blasted out as the final track at Found Festival as the sun was going down we’ve struggled to get Damian Lazarus‘ new banger out of our heads… that was a good 2 weeks ago now and its still firmly lodged in our collective ears.
Now its time for a video which shot in New York and directed by Chris Rubino. The track features Pakistan’s leading Qawwali singers Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and Hamza Akram, who appear together for the first time ever in the video. The lads sing of cosmic love, and the four eyes of the lovers becoming one, which is reflected in the imagery of the video.
We’re pretty excited by the news that Lazarus has been joined at the production controls by James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, Arctic Monkeys, Florence), with album recording sessions completed in Mexico in February. Ancient Moons brings together a wide assortment of vocalists, collaborators and players, from around the world, with more details of this heady mix to be released in the near future.
The single is the first release from Lazarus’s new collaborative artist project, which will build towards an album and live shows in early 2015.