Today, Neko Case has released the new music video for the anthemic track Last Lion Of Albion, a requiem of a song for the magnificent landscapes and creatures that have been erased from our planet by the effects of humans
“I’m very honoured and excited to debut this video for “Last Lion of Albion” by one of my very favourite artists, Laura Plansker,“ Case explained. “I’ve loved her work forever; she‘s so skilled at using handmade figures and props to create surreal worlds. Her work perfectly balances humour and darkness in a way that breaks my heart. She has a way of making something so artificial so very alive. The turning of the lion’s head to look at the sky, or its own reflection makes me cry my eyes out. There is so much straight ahead compassion in Laura’s work, there’s no need to manipulate emotion of the viewer, it is the perfect balance. I’m so happy to share it here with you!”
Take a watch of the beautiful video, below…
Hell-On, Case’s new record, was born at the hands of some three dozen performers in all, from k.d. Lang, Laura Veirs, Beth Ditto, and Robert Forster on backing vocals, to Joey Burns of Calexico and Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices on guitars, and Barbara Gruska and Matt Chamberlain on drums. The sidelong perspective is part of the known Neko galaxy, but the production is more expansive and edgier, moving into new universes
With a Hell-On stage show featuring glowing, life-size wasp nests and Case as the wasp queen, she and her band are currently on tour in Europe and will play the UK next week with dates below….
Nov 7 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
Nov 8 – London @ Barbican