Before the release of his forthcoming solo album “Turn The Car Around’” later this week, Gaz Coombes has unveiled a new single titled ‘Long Live The Strange’.
There also comes the video for ‘Long Live the Strange’, directed by Niall Trask. Cleverly knitting in the themes of inclusion and acceptance, the visual follows the artist, surrounded by characters who won’t be easily driven by a movement of force.
While the cast of the video may seem rigid, director Trask joked, “When I was brought onto the project, Gaz had already been living amongst the community of mannequins for several months. His knowledge of them allowed me to have no issues directing them nor overcome the language barrier. The whole process was fascinating and certainly a culture shock; coming from South London, I found the silence and stillness almost deafening. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had as a filmmaker.”
The new album marks the final part of a trilogy of records alongside 2015’s Mercury and Ivor Novello nominated sophomore album “Matador” and 2018’s “World’s Strongest Man”.
Coombes will also embark on a tour of Europe and the UK through March and April this year in support of the record.
Forthcoming album “Turn The Car Around” is out on 13 January on Hot Fruit Recordings / Virgin Music.