The submerged visual for Drone Logic-closer ‘Knowing We’ll Be Here’ explores how drowning can be euphoric
Last year was a good one for Daniel Avery, whose techno-indebted debut album Drone Logic was released on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound imprint, manifesting his swift trajectory to fame in the world of electronic music. Now he shares new visuals for the luminous album closer "Knowing We’ll Be Here" – a definitive record highlight, softer around the edges and packed with bodily, emotive groove. Directed by London’s Joshua Lipworth, who also conjured up the uncanny visuals for the album’s title track, the video features an auburn beauty hovering weightlessly under dark water dappled with flashes of prismatic light. "The idea for the video came from the track’s euphoric distorted drones which sounded to me like a kind of drowning sensation,” Lipworth explains. “From research I found that before you die from drowning there is a reported euphoria that can last for several minutes as your brain is starved of oxygen and I wanted to replicate that progression visually.” Shot – seemingly impossibly – under water on 35mm film that was later manually exposed multiple times, the result is as hypnotic as the track itself.
Daniel Avery's Fabric residency, Divided Love, starts on August 15