NEWS: DM Stith shares haunting ‘Amylette’ video

NEWS: DM Stith shares haunting ‘Amylette’ video

New York singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist DM Stith announced earlier this year that he’d be releasing his second album Pigeonheart on 29th July via Octaves/ Outset Recordings.  The much-anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed debut record Heavy Ghost comes after many years and numerous tours, including being part of Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz band. It’s set to be a slightly more accessible offering but no less musically rich, promising to embrace more electronic elements.

Stith has already shared tracks from the album, but now one of those tracks has a haunting video.  ‘Amylette’ was co-directed by Stith and Sarah Hanssen and offers up a menagerie of quickly edited shots of the singer and the woods around him in stark lighting.  Watch below.

Stith talked about how the video for ‘Amylette’ came about:  “Sarah [Hanssen] has a little summer home upstate that she and her kids have shared with me on occasion.  I first went up about a year ago, and found that the little town of Pine Bush has built an identity around UFO sightings, tales of visitation, abduction and observation.”

He continued:  “Nearly a year later, during a conversation with Sarah, I made the connection with ‘Amylette’, a song I’d written on a memory of seeing my mother hours after she’d given birth to my younger sister – or rather, on being seen by my mother in that moment.  I held onto this memory of her gaze on me as if it was the first time I’d ever been seen by anyone.  I wrote up a treatment based on a line of trees on her property and we staged our own little invasion.”

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