Jack Garratt releases ‘Circles’, the third single from his second album ‘Love, Death & Dancing’ (out Friday 12 June). The track was premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and follows his headline virtual performance for the station’s annual festival Radio 1 Big Weekend. Listen to ‘Circles’ HERE
Jack is also excited to share details of a special longform album visual, ‘Love, Death & Dancing: a film by Jack Garratt and Tom Clarkson’
Shot as a visual accompaniment to the album of the same name, it was co-directed by Jack and Tom Clarkson in January 2020 and is made up of eight standalone music videos.
Jack is the sole performer throughout the film (in homage to his live performances), and as the videos for ‘Time’ and ‘Better’ have already attested to, it finds Jack dancing throughout. Partnering with choreographer Olivia Lockwood to create a one-man routine for the ambitious film, Jack describes his second album as, “dance music for people who don’t want to go out,” so a one-man dance film resonated with his statement. As has been widely documented, the making of this record for Jack was fraught with, issues of confidence and disengagement with his own talent.
Jack: “I spent about a month choreographing and rehearsing each of the 8 pieces with Liv Lockwood, and I’m so proud of the work we’ve done and the art that we’ve made.
There is no resolution to any of these songs. No questions are answered, no notion or ideas are explained, because they don’t have to be. The visual album was initially planned to be a one-shot film, but turned out to be a complete piece, forming a perfect loop all together.”
In reflection of the cyclical nature of the film, the film will be live streamed as a 24 hour loop from Monday 15 June 2020 at 21:00 BST, after which it will be available as eight standalone music videos.
Without the ability to head out on the road and tour the new record, Jack will instead perform two exclusive ‘virtual instore’ performances on the 17th June for fans purchasing the record from Banquet Records in Kingston and Crash Records in Leeds. For further information please visit: https://jackgarratt.lnk.to/VirtualInstoreTW