With their eagerly-awaited new album landing next month, Villagers have now unveiled the next cut to be taken from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'So Simpatico' comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by Rosie Barrett, and follows on from the previously shared lead track 'The First Day' in previewing their fifth LP 'Fever Dreams', which is out on the 20th August via Domino Recordings.
Speaking about the new offering, the band's Conor O'Brien said, “It’s a song of devotion; whether to a person, the self, or the art of being, a struggle for authenticity is at its core. We all jammed and recorded an early version with too many words and I took it home and simplified it until it was as pure an expression as possible. It’s a pop song about the essence of love.”
While Barrett adds about the video, “So Simpatico is a journey of awakening and self-reflection of a sad clown finding love within himself and sparking that zest for life that was lost some time ago. Creating a visual narrative for this beautiful song was a joy as I have been long admiring Conor's music. I had the pleasure of working with a brilliant cast and crew in the making and I am very excited to see this video out in the world.”
Check out the new video for 'So Simpatico' in the player below.