With a lengthy tour of the U.K. and Ireland opening tonight — to be followed by a very brief trip to the U.S. in November — former Yazoo frontwoman Alison Moyet today debuted the music video for “Changeling,” the third single off the electronic-infused album the minutes that she released earlier this year.
Of the clip, which you can see below, director Cat Botibol says:
“The video is inspired by a feeling of displacement that Alison described experiencing when she wrote the song. She found herself looking down at people from a high-up hotel window — feeling strange and like an alien, as they scurried like ants around the city streets. I flipped this on its head and shot Alison singing on her own, underneath the city in the vaults under Waterloo station. The crowds of people are represented in a projected world, casting light and shadow onto Alison. I brought the choreographer Ann Pidcock on board to work with Alison to move her body into awkward, angular shapes that took influence from the jerkiness of the track. We took some styling and lighting references from David Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead’ to further accentuate the feeling of displacement.”
The single for “Changeling” will be released Oct. 14 on Cooking Vinyl.
See Moyet’s full tour dates below.
Alison Moyet, “Changeling”
Alison Moyet tour dates:
UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND
Sept. 30: Opera House, Cork, Ireland
Oct. 1: Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Oct. 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Oct. 4: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
Oct. 5: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Oct. 6: The Sage, Gateshead, UK
Oct. 9: Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, UK
Oct. 10: Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
Oct. 12: Derngate Theatre, Northampton, UK
Oct. 13: Regents Theatre, Ipswich, UK
Oct. 15: Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
Oct. 16: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
Oct. 17: Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK
Oct. 19: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Oct. 20: St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK
Oct. 21: The Dome, Brighton, UK
Oct. 23: Barbican Theatre, York, UK
Oct. 24: The Lowry, Salford, UK
Oct. 25: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
Oct. 27: Royal Centre, Nottingham, UK
Oct. 28: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Oct. 29: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
Oct. 31: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, UK
Nov. 11: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 12: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 14: Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, New York, NY
April. 3: Royal Albert Hall, LONDON, UK
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- Free MP3: Alison Moyet, ‘Changeling’ — first track off upcoming album ‘the minutes’
Great song, lyrics and melody… Great clip too!
Alison, a fine wine! Better and better with time!
The Minutes is such a great album, in this years Top Ten for me.
Brilliant as always. Hope that ‘Horizon Flame’ will be the next single from ‘Minutes.