NEW EP - THE WEEK ENDING FOREVER OUT NOW!
With everything that has happened in the last few years it has sometimes been a challenge to keep my mental health together, as it has been for so many others. In the last seven days it has been a real struggle. I hadn’t written anything for over six months so thought I would try and channel my feelings into creating some songs. This EP is exactly that. I had no ideas or lyrics before starting them and literally went with what came out. I spent two days writing and recording at home, made some rough mixes, took a photo of the flowers and a note from my youngest daughter, which are on my desk for the artwork….and now here they are. Everything you hear was more or less off the cuff and channels my fears, anxieties and hopes. I didn’t want to overthink things, so just went with what felt right as it poured out. I hope you can find something here that works for you in some way. Thanks for your support. Dave Pen x
NEW SINGLE & VIDEO - DEATH OF ADELE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW.
Within the story of the album - Death of Adele is a song about sacrifice and Martyrism. Adele takes her own life due to the escape from two recruits who expose the cult to the outside world. Her death is seen as a graduation to the next realm. It begins the end of the Light Party as the walls begin to close in as Abran and his follower’s mourn her death and prepare for their own graduation.
Musically - The ambient sound of white noise gives a soundtrack vibe of travelling into another dimension along with sporadic piano chords and a layered odd radio frequency vocal which all adds to the tracks dark ambience.
The video see’s Dave Pen taking on the role of Adele. The performance is a slightly twisted and black humoured affair. We see Abran change into Adele and the madness slowly descends upon her with hysterical laughing turning to tears as she twists a small bunch of Lily of the Valley Flowers.
This video is part of an album long performance piece. It was filmed as one continuous shot. Visualisation was used to unearth deep - seated feelings in Dave’s psyche and behind the scenes Dave was instructed to do certain things that enabled him to become part of the character in a purely natural and instinctive way. So what you are seeing is an organic response to the situation, not scripted or acted in any way. This visceral performance gives the video it’s strange and almost unnerving edge.
Death Of Adele is part 1 of a trilogy of performance art videos from Dave. Part two was released with the single - The Storm back in August. Part 3 will follow on the release day of the album.
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THE STORM - NEW SINGLE & VIDEO- OUT NOW!
I've been meaning to do something for a while now. the slow greys are warning me there is never enough time. Time is now so I must release what's inside. An alter Ego filled my head for a while going by the name of Abran Wish, his story is coming for those who will listen. It begins with Awakening.