(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2285: Johnny Flynn

By on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 at 10:00 am

English singer/songwriter and actor Johnny Flynn has just unveiled the first in a series of new videos to accompany the songs on his forthcoming LP ‘Sillion’. Flynn has joined forces with director Simon Ryninks and photographer Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz for a large-scale visual representation of ‘Sillion’, which is described in its press release as “an album about the sacredness of man’s endeavor to connect with the earth, while separated from it.”

You might recall from our earlier review of lead album single ‘Raising the Dead’ that the song was inspired by the abstract, cyclical relationship between Flynn’s deceased father and the birth of his young daughter. The new video for ‘Raising the Dead’ takes a symbolic approach, centering its visual representation around the tangible material possessions of a recently-passed family member, in particular a clamshell lamp that refuses to work properly until it is returned to its proper home.

Johnny Flynn’s fourth studio album ‘Sillion’ is due for release on the 24th of March via Transgressive Records. Prior to the LP release, Flynn is scheduled to appear at SXSW 2017 in mid-March. TGTF’s extensive previous coverage of Johnny Flynn is gathered here.


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