King Creosote & Jon Hopkins video for Third Swan revealed

King Creosote video revealed
King Creosote video revealed

The video for King Creosote & Jon Hopkins single Third Swan – which also features Scottish songstress KT Tunstall – has been released.

Fife-born musician and Fence Records founder KC – aka Kenny Anderson – collaborated with English electronic artist Hopkins for last year’s Diamond Mine, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize and is currently on the long list for the inaugural Scottish Album of the Year award.

The video for Third Swan was directed by Elliot Dear, who was also responsible for the duo’s previous videos for Bubble and Bats In The Attic (Unravelled).

KC said of the track: “The much revisited inspirational well of ructions, relationships and regrettable behaviour has very recently been replenished with a leaky bucket of political angst, due in no small part to James Robertson's fine novel And the Land Lay Still.

Third Swan is also a comment on how euphoria and despair sit side by side, with a few St Andrews place names thrown in for good measure. To exist as the ugly duckling between two paragons of swan-like virtue is, no doubt, the metaphor that ties all of this together.

“In short, there was a lot swirling around my head in the dark weeks leading up to the end of 2011, and it had to end up on this, the penultimate page, of the Diamond Mine travelogue.”

Third Swan, which features backing vocals from KT Tunstall, is available now on 7” and via digital download from Domino.

The track is taken from the Jubilee Edition of Diamond Mine, au augmented version of the original with extra material including all three tracks from the Honest Words EP, B-side Missionary, and a second new track entitled Starboard Home. The edition is also out now.

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