Daphne Guinness Shares Remarkable Single ‘Volcano’

With a vivid new video...

Alt-pop goddess Daphne Guinness returns with new single ‘Volcano’.

The songwriter’s new album ‘Sleep’ is out on April 19th, matching pristine pop tropes with a defiant sense of adventure. Recorded between British Grove and Abbey Road studios, string arrangements come from Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.

A break with her previous work, it’s led by new track ‘Volcano’. A dose of alt-pop surrealism, it flips between eras – the lyric recall the mystery of Weimer-era underground clubs, while the pristine synths are matched to 60s surf guitars, with faint traces of Grace Jones, too.

Daphne comments…

Volcano’ is one of the first songs I wrote with my writing partner Malcolm Doherty. I remember being on a train in Germany and observing a furtive man with a suitcase and my imagination went straight to Marlene Deitreich in ‘Shanghai Express’.

As I pulled into Hamburg in the driving North Sea rain, my thoughts ran wild: what was in that suitcase? I’ve always been interested in espionage and spy movies, and imagery from the clandestine world of the ‘30s made for a compelling juxtaposition with its electro/dance sound.

David LaChapelle directs the video, the striking imagery blurring the lines between fashion and a surreal painting. Playful but engrossing, you can check it out below.

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