John Cale has shared his new song ‘NOISE OF YOU’.
The Welsh-born artist has remained at the forefront of music innovation for six decades, and he returns to the fray with new album ‘MERCY’.
Out on January 20th, it’s his first full length project in a decade, and represents yet another daring about-turn from an iconoclastic talent. Signalling his return with the Bowie-soaked ‘Night Crawling’, the path to ‘MERCY’ continues on new cut ‘NOISE OF YOU’.
A heart-on-sleeve return, John Cale opts to tackle the oldest, and thorniest, subject in pop songwriting: love. He comments…
“I don’t tend to romanticize the idea of love. It represents ‘need’ and that’s not something I’m particularly comfortable with. When it gets ahold of you though – don’t let go – no matter how many times you mess it up!”
Pepi Ginsberg directs the video, with the film maker commenting:
“I was so inspired by John’s relationship to process and collaboration and wanted to mirror his approach to art in this video for ‘NOISE OF YOU,’ which John describes as a love song. Setting out to make a ‘moving’ portrait of John, we have mapped images and video of John’s life over his former home of New York City, creating a conversation between past and present, reflecting the way that distant, and sometimes dissonant, voices can reach across divides of space and time to speak their own language of love.”
Re-visit a 2012 conversation with John Cale in our archive.
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Photo Credit: Marlene Marino