With the new album from White Moth Black Butterfly, Atone, due on 1st September, through Kscope the band have premiered their first video, for the song “Tempest”. The clip was filmed against the rugged & stunning backdrop of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park in Scotland, with “Tempest” being the concluding episode in a two-part story.
Both parts of the story were scripted and storyboarded by White Moth Black Butterfly’s Daniel Tompkins and directed by Richard Oakes of Dark Fable Media. Adding an unusual charm to the video is the contemporary ‘ritual’ performance choreographed by co-vocalist Jordan Turner. Watch the video for ‘Tempest’ here –
Vocalist Dan Tompkins explains further the concept in more depth “Rather than present them in order we believed it would add to the magic of the story by allowing Tempest to surface first, which is actually the concluding part to the plot. The story behind “Tempest” has a medieval and fantasy based theme and we couldn’t have achieved this without the assistance of Duncarron Medieval Village and the Clanranald Trust, who styled our costumes and perfromed in the prequel that we are yet to announce”
For a further look behind the scenes from the filming of “Tempest” and a glimpse into some of the characters that will be revealed in part two:
White Moth Black Butterfly, the contemporary pop project, features a team of songwriters & producers based worldwide, all at the height of their own scenes. The members met through working on Skyharbor, one of India’s biggest rock bands – Daniel Tompkins, vocalist with UK’s premier progressive rock band TesseracT (also on Kscope); New-Delhi based Skyharbor songwriter and producer Keshav Dhar; US based producer and string arranger Randy Slaugh who has previously worked with the likes of Devin Townsend, Architects & Periphery. Randy wrote and tracked string arrangements for Skyharbor’s second album Guiding Lights, and as their relationship grew, he was invited in as a third song-writer. White Moth Black Butterfly’s line up is completed by UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner.
Their new studio album Atone, the follow up to White Moth Black Butterfly’s 2014 self-released debut One Thousand Wings; which was recorded across the globe at studios in India, the UK, US and Taiwan, is masterfully built on organic, textured and cinematic soundscapes, with two opposing themes of loss and hope.
Atone will be released on CD, LP and digitally (all digital pre-orders receive “The Serpent” as an instant download) Pre-order here: http://found.ee/WMBB_ATONE
The first song from Atone the band released was “The Serpent”, fans can hear the track here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5jfhpIR1KA
White Moth Black Butterfly’s drummer Mac Christensen also filmed a run through of the track, filmed on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah:
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