Video of The Week #152: HMS Morris - Poetry

Video of The Week #152: HMS Morris – Poetry

Today, we debut the new video from HMS Morris for their woozy and waltzing new single ‘Poetry‘ out now on Bubblewrap Records. A interpretive dance video short featuring different dancers choregraphed by Heledd Watkins and Elan Elidyr and shot by Rhodri Brooks and Sam Roberts.

A wonky lullaby with a carousel of synths weaving vocal loops and fizzing guitar riff interjections. With echoes of Kate Bush, the song reflects the sliding scale of madness that results from unreciprocated obsessive love. Beginning with some light-hearted hypothetical quasi-stalking, singer Heledd Watkins then moves through self-criticism, recrimination, and finally a full-on banshee-wail of desperation. Structurally the music is indebted to Ravel’s Bolero, a repeating ostinato rising steadily from very quiet to very loud – although in Poetry, HMS cover twice the volume in half the time, in acknowledgement of the limited attention span of the snapchat generation.

The second in a series of singles due for release in 2020, it’s available today (April 1st) on Bubblewrap Records.

Poetry will be available digitally from all the usual platforms.

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