Everything is broken
Everything is chaos
Following the recent (Feb 10) release of their new studio album V, Blackfield, the collaboration between Israeli songwriter and musician Aviv Geffen, and British musician and producer Steven Wilson, have revealed a new video for the song
Lonely Soul, created by long time collaborator Lasse Hoile
WATCH IT BELOW
Hoile explains his inspiration for the clip "when I heard Lonely Soul for the first time I just felt it was like a scene from one of the many stories I’ve heard over the years, people’s experiences dealing with depression and anxiety. It became a personal story after a very good friend of mine had been suffering a great deal with this, and with their depression not being treated properly it developed into a form of self loathing. Although sad, this is an important subject I think we all need to be aware of and hopefully we will learn to reach out and help each other. The hardest part is often asking for help.”
BLACKFIELD V – The album
Blackfield V was written and recorded over a period of 18 months in both Israel and England and contains 13 linked songs that form a flowing 45 minute ocean themed song cycle.
With the duo expertly handling vocals, guitars, and keyboards, they brought in Tomer Z from the Blackfield band on drums, Eran Mitelman on keys, and string arrangements were performed by the London Session Orchestra.
Blackfield V is a powerful journey through catchy melodies, lush arrangements, and stunning production, with legendary producer / engineer Alan Parsons working on three of the album’s key tracks.
The pair makes for a formidable musical force; Geffen has worked with legendary producers Tony Visconti and Trevor Horn, has played live with U2 and Placebo, and is currently a judge on the Israeli TV show The Voice. Wilson, after a long tenure as the leader of the hugely influential band Porcupine Tree, has since embarked on a highly successful solo career, achieving 3 UK top 40 albums (the most recent also making the top 3 in Germany, and The Netherlands), and 4 Grammy nominations.
“The band’s palette is rich and assuredly dense. Strings stutter and fall, the tone can best be described as lush, gentle and reassuring” – Classic Rock (UK)
“An album that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime, Cryptic Rock gives Blackfield V” 5/5. CrypticRock.com (USA)
“With its smooth ballads and its stirring pop-rock hits "Blackfield V" is the most brilliant album of Blackfield.” Music Waves (FR)
"The mixture of the typically Geffen classy Pop and Porcupine Tree strokes is similary brilliant like on the first two albums…" Rock Hard (DE)
"Once again, this pair of aces surprised us again with an intimate and emotional album". Metal Hammer (ES)
…perfect production…brilliant arrangements…’ IO Pages (NL)
Blackfield V is out now