A month ahead of the release of their third album, ‘Glue’, Blackpool’s Boston Manor have dropped a fresh taste of what’s to come with a new song, ‘Plasticine Dreams’.
It’s been released with an accompanying video, which shows a surreal animation of a man walking through a trippy funfair, likely a reference to the band’s hometown.
Vocalist Henry Cox explains the meaning of the song further, along with its video.
“‘Plasticine Dreams’ is about the throw away culture of media. How art is treated as “content”; one minute something is plastered everywhere you look and the next it’s faded into obscurity. I also feel like because it’s so easy to go viral now it also encourages people to make “content” rather than art. We’re getting so much information constantly thrown at us that nothing is really absorbed or appreciated, you just click next when it’s finished.
We wanted something really different for this video. The song kind of has its own thing going on within the context of the whole album and we’d always wanted to do an animated video because it allows for a new level of artistic expression, not confined to what we can create in “reality”. We were able to sneak a bunch of easter eggs into the video – nods to loads of Boston Manor history and also the themes of ‘GLUE’. We’re really happy with how it came out. A lot of work went into making it. We invite people to find all the easter eggs and references!”
You can check out ‘Plasticine Dreams’ and its video below.
The band’s third album, ‘Glue’, will be released on May 1st 2020 via Pure Noise Records.