NEWS: Sea Fever reveal video for ominous electro pop single 'Crossed Wires' 2

NEWS: Sea Fever reveal video for ominous electro pop single ‘Crossed Wires’

Sea Fever today unveil the dystopic visuals for their recently released single ‘Crossed Wires’, watch it exclusively below. A swirling electronic pop song that ripples with a precision of early Depeche Mode or New Order, shadowy atmosphere crafted from synth motifs, pulsing beats and ominous refrains.

Directed by art director and photographer Ksenia Bilyk and director Emily Jade Hagan, the striking visuals perfectly depict the song’s lyrics by drawing up a vision of a dystopian world pulling on themes of lockdown and environmental destruction. They say “We love what Emily Jade Hagan, Ksenia Bilyk and the team have done with the video for Crossed Wires. Shot in Berlin, there’s some great architecture in there that really echoes our vision for the song.”

Sea Fever is a five-piece collective from Manchester fronted by Iwan Gronow (Haven, Johnny Marr) on vocals and guitars, alongside singer Bethany Cassidy (Section 25), the collective also features New Order’s Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham – with Tom on bass, guitars, synths and programming and Phil on guitars. Powering the band’s pulsing beats is Elliot Barlow, who is joined on the band’s debut by New Order’s drummer Stephen Morris.

The video was shot over the course of two nights across several districts in Berlin during the current lockdown restrictions with a small crew; these conditions didn’t limit the two creatives’ ambitious vision of a sci-fi world. Designer Nikolas Wunderlich; B41303 created the bespoke pieces worn by the actors, while graphic artist Sash Bobrov enhanced the dystopian world they sought to create by adding motion graphics.

Sea Fever explains that their coming together as a unit felt inevitable: “We’d wanted to work with each other for ages, so when we finally sat down in the studio, the band just seemed to come together naturally. It felt like we were really free to explore the kinds of music that have always inspired us, we dug right through the record crates of our minds to shape the sound of Sea Fever.” 

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