Dutch multi-faceted artist Thomas Azier teases more new music and visuals with ‘Hold On Tight’, the final taste of his upcoming album ‘Love, Disorderly’, set for release on 12th June.
While earlier singles ‘Love, Disorderly’ and ‘Entertainment’ and their respective short films, embody the sense of socio-political urgency, freeform expression and unflinching experimentation permeating the album, ‘Hold On Tight’ shows a more tender side. Reaching a dramatic high early on with its brooding synth chords and metronomic string stabs, while Thomas builds his rich tenor to an emotional crescendo.
The single’s emotional pull is heightened by the accompanying short film directed by artist Ayoto Ataraxia. Intuitively shot on 16mm with a small crew, it reflects in its stark glimpses of spectacularly mundane humanity it’s the result of a conversation between the director and Thomas and their exchange on movies including slow cinema master Tsai Ming Liang’s Tapei Trilogy ‘The River’ and ‘Rebels Of The Neon God’, which explore youthful anomie, unspoken longings and familial dysfunction in ‘90s Taiwan.
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