English prog rocker Steven Wilson released To the Bone, his most recent album, last year, and he hit the road! He’s still touring, and he performs at Rams Head Live on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Described by Planet Rock as “one of the most prolific and unrivaled artists of our time,” Steven hit 9:30 Club back in April. Rolling Stone hailed a live performance at New York City’s Beacon Theater as “stirring” and highlighted the “pop determination that runs through Wilson’s dense layers of shadow and rhythmic restlessness.”
Steven recently released a vide for “People Who Eat Darkness” on YouTube. Watch it here:
Video director Jess Cope discussed Steven’s video, saying “Steven’s song, ‘People Who Eat Darkness’ addresses the subject of terrorism and the uncomfortable thought that you could quite literally be living next door to a terrorist and never know until it was too late.
“Originally when we chatted about the concept, I thought I would tackle the subject head-on and do something quite hard hitting. But whilst I was midway through writing a narrative in which my main protagonist was constructing a home-made explosive device, the Manchester arena bombing happened, and it stopped me in my tracks. The video was specifically for Steven’s show, and I realised the perception of doing something so literal could backfire badly if a real attack took place somewhere while he was on tour.
“I still wanted to stick with the theme, but like all of my videos I aim to take a theme and twist it into something a little less realistic and a bit more supernatural. So, terrorism turned into an alien invasion, something perhaps along the lines of ‘The Faculty’ meets ‘Rear Window.’”
Rams Head Live
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Doors @ 7pm