With their eagerly-awaited new album now just days away, Blonde Redhead have dropped the final pair of cuts to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new singles 'Sit Down For Dinner (Pts. I & II)' arrive as part of a new short film, directed by long-time collaborator Sebastian Mlynarski, and follow on from the previously shared tracks 'Snowman', 'Melody Experiment', and 'Before' in previewing their new LP 'Sit Down For Dinner', which is out this Friday 29th September via section1.
Speaking about the new offering, the band's Kazu Makino said, “‘Sit Down for Dinner' is written like a journal and I suppose it's confessional. ‘Part 1’ starts with me living on a remote island and contemplating what to do. ‘Part 2’ is me writing to my mother and father alongside inspiration from Ms. Didion's writing. It touches on death and destiny and how we move through our lives without knowing how and when the end will come (with no pity). I'm excited by the way I was able to put down my rather terrifying thoughts on top of ‘uplifting’ music. You would never guess what I'm singing about.”
While director Mlynarski added on the new film, "The inspiration for the film I made for ‘Sit Down For Dinner’ was the result of long conversations with Kazu. It was important to both of us to create visuals that were deceptively simple. She told me that the song was partially written in honor of her friend's passing and that got us talking about death. We talked about the various types of death we experience in a lifetime, like an ego death, the death of a loved one, or a death of ideals. Culturally there's been a lot of discussion about the death of masculinity so we were also interested in that. I turned to the footage of conflict, political uprisings, and sports. For every win there's a loss, for every victor, there's a loser. To a certain degree, I think we are always both. Some people die victorious on a hill somewhere, some die doing something they love, but there could also be someone who may die getting ready to sit down for dinner in front of their favorite television show."
Watch the new short film for 'Sit Down For Dinner (Pts. I & II)' in the player below.