October And The Eyes Shares Art-Pop Scorcher ‘Public Image’

Rei Nadal directs the full video...

October And The Eyes return with new single ‘Public Image’.

The songwriter is prepping her new ‘Certificate Of Participation’ EP, another display of artful creativity. Constructed on her own terms, it’s an art-pop song cycle, one that frames her relentless ambitions and urge towards expression.

Take new single ‘Public Image’. Out now, it’s driven forwards by October’s intense grasp of musicality, with sessions absorbing the assistance of Yves Rothman as co-producer.

Over-layering different perspectives, the lyrics analyse our social media selves, and the myriad ways our identity is explored through technology. October comments…

‘Public Image’ in its simplest form is inspired by the idea of the digital panopticon. It’s about my relationship with social media and the incessant pressure to constantly be seen and be seen doing well, but also the relationship between surveillance (CCTV) and voluntary self surveillance (social media) and the lack of actual autonomy we have over our public image.

The striking video was shot by revered visual artist Rei Nadal, a former student of the famed British fashion photographer, Nick Knight.

Of the video, October adds…

While inspired by a current reality, I think ‘Public Image’ sets the tone and foreshadows the apocalyptic and science fiction based themes that are presented later in the EP.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Alexander Schipper

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