The Third Sound have shared a suitably nostalgic video for “You Are Not Here”, the first single from their new album, Gospels of Degeneration, out on April 1st.
Directed by London street photographer and video artist Ruari Meehan, the video weaves together layers of dreamy footage to evoke fading memories of summer romance, with a golden nostalgic glow.
It’s a fitting illustration for the track, which is a sweet and sour ballad of love and loss that pairs the gravelly vocals of The Third Sound frontman Hakon Aðalsteinsson with Tess Parks’ dark and wispy voice. The gently repeating chorus - “I’ll run through fire to get you back in my life. In my sleepless nights I’m reminded that you are not here” – is like a mantra for melancholy.