Elvis Depressedly – the surprising bedroom recording project of Mat Cothran and Delaney Mills – stream their rather fantastic album ‘New Alhambra’, out today in the US, and June 8th in the UK, on Run For Cover Records.
This the stunning video, directed by Micah Van Hove, to their last single, “Thou Shall Not Murder”.
Van Hove reveals: “Mat’s music has always made me think about death, but always through the lens of love. You’d be hard pressed to make it through a conversation with Mat or one of his albums without hearing a jubilant death wish, but I’ve always understood it as an expression of an overbearing feeling of love; a heart so heavy with love for this world and its people that the idea of death is merely a joke – a joke we tell our friends and lovers to keep them close, to remind them that the present is the most important gift we have.
For me, the words and melodies on New Alhambra are bathing in a sense of reclaimed innocence that compelled me to explore how a child internalizes the notion of death for the first time.”