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New Villagers album out in September

By | Published on Wednesday 13 June 2018


Villagers will release a new album, titled ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’, on 21 Sep. Confirmation of the new LP was accompanied by a new single, ‘A Trick Of The Light’, and its Bob Gallagher-directed video.

Says Villagers’ main man Conor O’Brien of that video: “Myself and Bob got together and discussed the song thematically and came to the conclusion that there was no other option but to make a short film in which we follow a dishevelled shamanistic protagonist who mysteriously triggers an altered state of consciousness in everyone he meets, or at least believes that he does”.

“We also wanted lots of dancing and to inspire a general feeling of ‘what the hell did I just watch?’ in the viewer”, the director adds. Prepare yourself then, here’s that video: