Premiered last week by Q magazine and Consequence of Sound, the video for ‘The Gravedigger’s Song”, the latest single from Mark Lanegan Band, is now available to watch online.
Conceived and created by Alistair Legrand for The Masses, the director revealed his inspiration behind the video:
“Inspired by the song, I wanted to create something dark and elegant that took place inside of a haunted house. That’s just what the song sounded like to me; a dream-like world of slow motion, macabre imagery. I also loved the idea of a video where you are finding unsettling things in the dark with a flashlight, you look even though you don’t want to look. This probably comes from growing up on a wonderfully creepy farm. A story of sisters, ghosts and roses started to take shape as the video was shot.”
Watch ‘The Gravedigger’s Song’ below or here:
‘The Gravedigger’s Song’ is out now as a limited colour 7” vinyl and digital single, backed by a new version of ‘Burning Jacob’s Ladder’, a song which briefly featured in a trailer for the Rage video game in 2011. The new Mark Lanegan Band album, Blues Funeral is released on February 6th
Mark Lanegan embarks on a European tour next month, a full schedule of dates can be found here.