With their highly-anticipated new album on the horizon, Protomartyr have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Worm In Heaven' follows on from the previously shared lead track 'Processed By The Boys' in previewing their fifth LP 'Ultimate Success Today', which is set to be released on the 17th July via Domino Recordings.
Speaking about the release's new video, director Trevor Naud said, “The idea is a sort of dream chamber that has lured its creator into a near-constant state of isolation. She lives out her days trapped as the sole subject of her own experiment: the ability to simulate death. It is like a drug to her. Everything takes place in a small, claustrophobic environment. With soft, yet sterile visuals. Perhaps a strange combo to reference, but imagine the cover of the Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup and the character of Carol White in Todd Haynes’ 1995 film Safe."
“I'd been experimenting with shooting multiples of still photographs and stitching them together so that there's subtle movement, almost like a 3-D camera effect, but awkward and sort of unsettling--like looking at a photograph under shallow water. I shot upwards of 700 still frames on a Nikon F Photomic camera. I embraced the lines and artifacts from the film scans, which give a sort of Xerox quality to some of the images. All the special effects were done in-camera using mirrors, projectors and magnifying glasses.”
Check out the new video for 'Worm In Heaven' in the player below.