The plaintive new video was filmed at the Joshua Tree in California by Antony Langdon, with the national park’s otherworldly night time landscape the perfect complement to the song’s understated sweep of sombre orchestration.
Of the new video, Craft said:
“Blood Moon is the title track from the album I recorded during two years living in Joshua Tree, California. It’s a nocturnal record so we thought it appropriate that the film clip should be deep in the Joshua Tree National Park, deep in the starry night. Antony Langdon filmed and directed with loose, freeform ideas. And it captures the eerie, otherworldly feeling of that beautiful part of the world.”
The album ‘Blood Moon’ reached great critical acclaim in 2016:
“Like a baroque suite set adrift from its moorings… One of the most exquisite soul-searching odysseys of this or any other year.”
MOJO – ★★★
“A sense of otherworldly isolation fills the gentle, piano-centric Blood Moon, as completely as it does Nick Drake’s Pink Moon… A wonderful album.”
Q Magazine – ★★★★
“A meditative mood-piece, wrought from echoing piano, minimalist orchestrations and sudden, cascading waves of vocal harmonies. This is atmospheric ghost music, recalling Mercury Rev, Sufjan Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel at their most ethereal, while the lovely ‘Chemical Trails’ sounds like CSN in space.” Uncut — ★★★
“A perfectly judged synthesis of conventional songwriting skills and detailed, cinematic music that revels in the silence between the notes… Superb.” The Observer – ★★★
“With its twinkly desert aesthetic and night-sky prettiness, the emphasis on piano and Craft’s melodies recall British folk traditions as well as US ones.” The Guardian – ★★★★
M Craft is set to play an intimate show at The Forge, Camden on Thursday 2nd February. Tickets are available here.