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Canadian duo Softcult explore toxic behaviours and abusive relationships on new single Gaslight.
Softcult have shared a brand-new single and video, Perfect Blue, and announced several UK tour dates.
The Canadian duo – twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals/guitar) and Phoenix Arn-Horn (vocals/drums) – will be releasing upcoming EP Year Of The Snake on February 8 via Easy Life, with Perfect Blue giving fans another taste of what to expect.
Discussing the accompanying music video, Mercedes – who produced and directed it – explains: "I wanted the viewer to feel like they are entering the mind of someone who is watching themselves transform, powerless to stop their metamorphosis.
"I clearly remember times in my life when I felt pressure to become a version of myself that others wanted me to be, but that version wasn’t authentic to who I was. I felt like I was losing my integrity and my sense of self. I’d look at myself in the mirror and be disgusted at what I saw, unattached to who I had become. There’s a vibe of health anxiety, dysphoria, dissociation, a little horror element in there that I wanted to capture with the visuals. The skin peeling scenes are meant to elicit those feelings, like a snake shedding its skin."
Watch Perfect Blue below:
And catch Softcult live at the following:
17 Bristol Crofters
18 Birmingham Victoria
19 Southampton Heartbreaks
20 Leeds Key Club
22 Glasgow Garage (Attic Bar)
23 Manchester Deaf Institute
24 London Camden Assembly