Am 26.04. erschien Miracle In The Night, das aktuelle Album des kanadischen Songwriters John Southworth, dessen Klanggebilde regelmäßig höchstes Kritikerlob einstreichen. Gerade erschienen ist die Single NO INNER MISSION. John über das Video und den Song:
Years ago in Toronto there was a blackout. For a few hours that summer night the air conditioners were silenced. Everyone could see the stars and we gathered in the streets and talked to neighbors and strangers. Lit candles, made fires. There was nothing else to do. Then the power came on and we went back to what we were doing before and are still doing now. Modern poverty veiled as golden progress…. that’s what.
The video was made like the record. By pure chance and with synchronous gifts. I was in a small town Ontario Legion Hall staring at a wall of framed photos of past Legion Hall presidents, about to start shooting the video. One face stuck out. His eyes were like sapphires. I turned around and saw standing before me the sapphire-eyed man, only twenty years older. From that moment on he became the lead of the video. He had no idea what we were doing but did everything we asked him to do. He didn’t say a word. Later we learned he was a seventy-five year old pig farmer.
QUELLE & FOTO: STARKULT.DE