Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Alain Johannes releases a psychedelic video for his current launch “If Morning Comes” from the album Hum launched on California-based Ipecac Recordings.
Johanne’s spouse Natasha Shneider died in 2008, and his artistic associate and buddy Chris Cornell died in 2017. After this Johannes’s “thoughts was despatched to a low, reflective place, that was solely piqued by a debilitating sickness in 2019. He wasn’t certain he would recuperate,” says the singer’s current press launch.
Johannes states, “’If Morning Comes’ was one of the crucial cathartic for me through the making of Hum. Many tough nights whereas I used to be in poor health, these phrases had been like my mantra.”
In accordance with the press launch, the album “was written throughout a interval of sickness and mourning that discovered Johannes taking inventory of his existence, and his future. ‘If Morning Comes’ was a majorly essential music for the file and Johannes personally and the equally vivid and graphic-leaning music video envisioned by Liam Lynch,” the video’s director.
The video begins with a distorted TV sign. Johannes’s head seems with closed eyes in the midst of the display and not using a physique. The background modifications to a cemetery throughout a night lightning storm. His head begins to get smaller and the background turns to a daybreak sky above the clouds together with purple and yellow rose petals floating by means of the air, however that background lasts just for a second. The stormy night cemetery surroundings returns after which the backgrounds proceed to modify forwards and backwards between these two settings.
The darkish and light-weight backgrounds morph into two new backgrounds. The darkish background turns into a bit of land containing a bunch of useless tree trunks getting pulled out of the bottom by the night storm which now contains tornadoes ripping out tree trunks. The sunshine background now exhibits the useless tree trunks flying within the air.
Johannes head begins to multiply along with his eyes now open wanting in numerous instructions in the midst of the display because the background turns into outer area with the useless tree trunks persevering with to circulate by means of area. His eyes shut once more and there are two new gentle and darkish backgrounds. The sunshine background seems to be a dawn over the water. The darkish background seems to be a destroyed metropolis with burning buildings and vehicles. The scenes toggle forwards and backwards once more.
The darkish scene turns into the silhouette of a crow in a tree. Ashes from the fireplace look like flowing within the air. The sunshine background turns right into a subject. His eyes open, his head begins to multiply once more with outer area reappearing within the background. His a number of heads go away and his one head is now in a spider internet with birds flying within the background and a spider crawling in the direction of his head. His eyes shut and psychedelic backgrounds begin switching from scene-to-scene. The spider stays on the display all through all of those background modifications.
A number of the similar backgrounds reappear such because the cemetery and birds flying by means of the air. His head turns into hooked up to a useless tree trunk and begins strolling by means of the woods. The video returns to the distorted TV sign just like the beginning of the video and the video ends.
The music enhances the video because the music appears unhappy, dreamy and considerably trance inducing. It has a repetitive dry percussion with distorted vocals and guitars.