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Watch The Pleasure Majenta's Video For 'Swan Song'

Watch The Pleasure Majenta's Video For 'Swan Song'

C.C. / Photo credit: Alan Waddingham / Friday 14th February, 2020 1:38PM

Berlin / Aotearoa power-trio The Pleasure Majenta share today a new video for 'Swan Song', created in tribute to their close friend Adison David Whitley (David Adison, NIISA, Heroes For Sale, milk, CHEATS), who sadly died on this date two years ago of suicide. Directed and shot by Alan Waddingham, the clip pairs evocative black and white reversal film footage moving through natural and post-industrial sites from Berlin, Germany and Pittsburgh with the group's emotionally raw-edged sonics – encouraging viewers to ponder intangible connections between tangible spaces. Fronted by Lawrence Fergus Goodwin with current members EJ and Sophia Lawler-Dormer, 'Swan Song' is drawn from the The Pleasure Majenta's collection Who Knows What, released in November last year.

Lawrence Fergus Goodwin opened up about remembering Adison David Whitley with 'Swan Song': "The lyrics are simple and about the shock and grief of loosing a close friend to their own hand "I was shocked, you put us in the spot, lying alone, you are my friend". Reminiscing on happy times, smoking drinking and talking about life at our home "you shot too, you wore out the polished shoes, we sat on the porch, telling where does time go?" Adison was known by name as 'Swan' . The chorus "this is a Swan Song!" felt like a powerful nod to him. Everything in this track and video is influenced, about and for Adison David Whitley.

The video references the infamous song by David Adison called 'dead fish' where he sings the line "only the dead fish swim down stream, but I'm big and I'm strong." The video tells the story of a stream of water representing life in motion. Starting in nature, growing and moving through industrial landscapes and eventually leaving us as vapor, which is converted into energy in the process."

The Pleasure Majenta play tonight at Urban Spree, Berlin in support of Balagan and Suck's new split record.

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