My Autumn Empire recently released their new album Oh, Leaking Universe Future Song, Today we premiere the colourful artistic video for the track ‘Future Song’ created by artist Callum Scott-Dyson. Redolent of the mix of synths, baselines and plaintive melodies of New Order yet infused with warm acoustic and string textures that bring to mind the work of Field Music, with a peak at the vast possibilities of the universe there’s a hopefulness to ‘Future Song’ too its bittersweet melodies and propulsive percussion carry with them life-affirming qualities: our lives may be a struggle at times, but we keep on moving forward with the hope that things will change.
My Autumn Empire is the solo project of Benjamin Holton, one half of genre-melding experimentalists epic45 and guitarist for July Skies.
Oh, Leaking Universe is a culmination of sounds first explored in the acoustic offerings of II (2012), and the wood-panelled sounds on The Visitation (2014). This time there are more electronic elements; a liberal use of drum machine, synths and signal processing – with the intention to produce a much more propulsive set of songs.
Benjamin Holton says, “The album is bookended by expressions of hope. In between, I explored workaday life and faded visions of possible futures. There are these moments when the vastness of the universe seeps through and undermines ‘reality’ and I was trying to encapsulate that brief glimpse.”