In the visual arts, “chiaroscuro” refers to strong contrasts between light and dark, particularly in drawing and painting, but also in photography. You can see it in the works of Caravaggio, da Vinci, and Michelangelo, just to name a few.
Scottish band Twin Atlantic have applied this effect to the video for their latest single, ‘Barcelona’, taken from their fourth album, ‘POWER’, which is set for release on January 24, through Virgin EMI.
When asked to discuss the themes and making of the video, lead singer Sam McTrusty said,
“When considering the concept, I was inspired by the unique visage shots in films like Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind as I felt that these would be the best way to portray the kaleidoscopic, vignette style writing I used for the lyrics. After an initial chat with Klass, I knew he understood the vision for the video instantly. I was blown away by the remote beauty of Kildare, Ireland, and it only added to the mystique.”
Speaking of the creation of the video, director Klaas Diersmann said,
“The song feels like an intimate story revealing the reality of a relationship. I envisioned the couple in a beautiful yet eerie landscape, which took us to the wilds of Ireland. This enabled us to contrast their emotional entrapment within their relationship and their memories with this almost other-worldly wide open space.”
In association with the album’s release, Twin Atlantic will be performing at a number of in-store dates across the UK, ahead of their headline tour, which commences on March 3, in Motherwell, Scotland.
Thu 23rd Kingston, Banquet Records @ Pryzm
Fri 24th London, Rough Trade East
Sun 26th Southampton, Vinilo Record Store
Mon 27th Nottingham, Metronome
Tue 28th Leeds, CRASH Records @ The Wardrobe
Wed 29th Dundee, Beat Generator Live!
Thu 30th Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (Early Show)
Thu 30th Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (Late Show) SOLD OUT
Sun 2nd Edinburgh, The Caves
Tue 3rd Motherwell, Concert Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 4th Aberdeen, Music Hall SOLD OUT
Fri 6th Dundee, Fat Sams SOLD OUT
Sat 7th Kilmarnock, Grand Hall SOLD OUT
Mon 9th Newcastle, Riverside
Tue 10th Manchester, Academy 2
Wed 11th Sheffield, The Leadmill
Fri 13th Cardiff, The Tramshed
Sat 14th Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford
Sun 15th Leicester, O2 Academy Leicester
Tue 17th Bournemouth, The Old Firestation
Wed 18th Brighton, Concorde 2
Fri 20th London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 11th TRNSMT Festival 2020, Glasgow Green