- 08 May 19
Finn Andrews' debut solo album, One Piece At A Time, is out now.
Finn Andrews, the former frontman of indie group The Veils, has revealed the video for 'One By The Venom', from his new solo album, One Piece At A Time.
Since signing a record deal aged 16, New Zealand-born artist Finn Andrews has released five albums with The Veils, as well as appearing in David Lynch's reboot of Twin Peaks and on soundtracks by prestigious film directors like Tim Burton and Paolo Sorrentino. Andrews was also recently commissioned by the Belgian government to write a 20-minute orchestral piece to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand dead of World War I.
It was while writing 2016’s critically acclaimed Total Depravity that Andrews realised a different streak was beginning to emerge in his work. Motivated by the end of a relationship, he took some time out from London and from The Veils, and returned to New Zealand to begin work on his first solo album, One Piece At A Time.
“We didn't have much money, but we had time,” says Finn of his darkly humorous new music video for 'One By The Venom'. “Each death is only about 1.5 seconds long so Alex Gandar and I set about trying to think of the most direct ways to show them. Alex wrote out the world's most macabre spreadsheet containing each death, how long it was, who was in it, where it would be shot... it was a huge amount of work.”
Director Alexander Gandar, also commented on the inspiration behind the video:
“This music video is barely longer than your average movie trailer, and yet the immense amount of work we set ourselves meant that it often felt more like we were making a movie. We’ve tried to show death in all its chaos and absurdity and sadness and inevitability, so that we might also hope to witness the colossal and lovely and ever-shifting mosaic of life.”
One Piece At A Time was recorded entirely live at The Lab in Auckland, and engineered and co-produced by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins). The band includes Andrews on vocals, piano, and guitar; Cass Basil on electric and upright bass; Alex Freer on drums; Healy on guitar; Reb Fountain and Nina Siegler on backing vocals; with sprawling string arrangements by Victoria Kelly.
'A Shot Through The Heart', a previous Hot Press Track of The Day, also appears on the album.
Watch the video for 'One By The Venom' below:
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