Gentle Sinners have shared a second taster from their first album, These Actions Cannot Be Undone.
‘Landfill‘ is the closing track on the album, from the act which is a collaboration between Arab Strap‘s Aidan Moffat and Twilight Sad‘s James Graham.
Speaking about the track, James Graham said: ‘My mental health was at the worst it’s ever been. It was starting to physically manifest and for, the first time in my life, I needed medication to help me. I had resisted it for years as I thought I would be failing my family, but that was so wrong of me. There should be no stigma in seeking medical help for your mental health. I wanted to address those stigmas. I wanted to address the anxieties about asking for help. I grew up in a society where talking openly about mental health was something that just didn’t happen. People who were brave enough to speak about their problems were instantly judged. That needs to change. The brain is an organ just like any other part of your body and will react to stress like any other organ or muscle. Realising it wasn’t my fault and that there is no shame was a massive thing for me. This song is the manifestation of those feelings.’
The video for the track is directed by Kieran Howe. Discussing the video and its concept, Howe explained: ‘This incredible track reminded me of a recurring dream I have where I’m running, yet unable to move. Often these dreams are plagued with memories of better times, memories that are all too painful to re-experience. These are the things that keep me up at night, and to be able to express them visually was a wholly cathartic experience. The music is so full of sobering honesty, as a director I felt I couldn’t shy away from my inner most feelings. Hopefully we captured something that conveys how it feels to be in pain, and to be struggling with your mental health. In the same way that James and Aidan have inspired me to express these feelings, I hope this video might do the same for others. It’s been a thrill to work with them on this music video.’
The video can be seen here.
As previously announced, the album will be released on CD and download this Friday, with the vinyl version of the album set to follow in September.