- 20 May 22
Get an exclusive first look at the music video below.
Following the release of their acclaimed new album, Silences, earlier this year, We Are Aerials are back with a video for one of the project's highlights, 'Worry Lines' – premiering below now.
"The video for Worry Lines, like those for our previous singles, 'Dig' and 'Robbing Peter', was shot by Paul Casey and is the final instalment of our Rugged Ireland video trilogy," We Are Aerials tell us. "I’ve always thought of our music as “coastal” and “landscapey” so I feel like this stunning piece of film from Paul is a perfect fit.
"As for the song, if your sense of humour is grim enough (and most people’s isn’t), the arc of the story in the lyric is almost comical. However, if you’re not so twisted, it’s pretty bleak. Like our last single, 'Robbing Peter', 'Worry Lines' is about going into nature to clear your head and rid yourself of anxiety. On this occasion, I was walking around Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire (Bram Stoker is believed to have modelled Dracula’s Castle on it). After some time hanging out round the cliffs and hearing the seabirds, I felt a bit more at peace, so I kept walking – away from the castle, past where I’d parked the car and onto the beach. What could be better than a stroll along the sand?
"Well, most things after you’ve found it’s covered in dead guillemots," they add. "A quick Google search told me that they were starving to death; global warming meant an increase in the temperature of the surface of the sea, driving their prey deeper into the water and out of reach. It’s pretty unsettling to see the real effects of climate change and after calming the internal worries, I found myself preoccupied with environmental issues."
Take a look at the video for 'Worry Lines', directed by Paul Casey, below:
Listen to Silences below: