With new album Pink Colour Surgery out 3rd February 2023 (produced by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox) via Fatcat Records / Vicious Circle, France’s The Psychotic Monks share experimental new single ‘Crash’ with a video directed by Bart Price (Black Country, New Road).
Speaking on the new track, Paul Dussaux says “Crash was made out of jam sessions, as we were trying to get out of our comfort-zone and explore more electronic rhythms and sounds. The lyrics are about people on tour, feeling exhausted about live, festivals, and about the mental health within the music industry. We got a lot of testimonies plus our personal experience that motivates us to try to talk about it. Not without some heavy emotions, this track means to create a safe moment of dance for all.”
Paul adds, “During the mixing process, Daniel (Fox) put the different elements of the song in places we had never though of, which made us rediscover the song as a more techno-like track that we really enjoyed, not without a doubt because it was really far from everything we had ever done.”
Director Bart Price says of the video, “The music video for ‘Crash’ combines HD stock clips, iPhone shots of the singer and sped-up and reversed footage that I filmed in Times Square in NYC. It’s a dark late-capitalist fever dream in which everyone is constantly moving backwards, at the same time as making you feel like you’re stuck in fast-forward like being trapped inside a broken old VHS player. There’s also a lot of videos of people running. Joggers seem to have such purpose in their lives and believe in the possibility of self-improvement. I like the idea of that – in many ways this music video is a celebration of physical exercise. Just do it.”
The Psychotic Monks have also announced their only UK date at London’s Pickle Factory on 4th March with tickets on sale now here.