A Perfect Circle have released another visual from their new album Eat The Elephant, which was released on April 20, 2018. This time, the video is for their song “TalkTalk,” and features a two dimensional version of their “holographic” album.
The song is a pretty pointed indictment of the “virtues” of organized religion, particularly those of a more vindicating persuasion. With lines like “Sit and talk like Jesus / Try walkin’ like Jesus / Sit and talk like Jesus / Talk like Jesus / Talk talk talk talk / Get the fuck out of my way.” It may not be the most eloquent way of putting it, but damned if it doesn’t get the point across.
The video follows previous singles from Eat The Elephant like the anti-anthem of modern society “Disillusioned,” “The Doomed” — which was the first new song fans had heard from the band in quite some time — and “So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.”
Visually, it is pulled from what was billed as a holographic version of the album, included in one of the more elaborate box sets that were offered with the release of Eat The Elephant. Basically, it was a special prism that you used in conjunction with a smartphone, producing a three-dimensional “holographic” video that accompanied the album. Check out the lo-fi version of the video for “Talk Talk” below:
A Perfect Circle’s Eat The Elephants was their first new album in almost a decade and a half, following 2004’s Emotive, which according to some fans doesn’t really qualify as a studio album. That album featured dramatic reinterpretations of classic anti-war songs, most of them completely restructured to sound like A Perfect Circle songs. The album that preceded that was Thirteenth Step, the band’s sophomore LP. So basically, APC fans had been waiting around 15 years for a new A Perfect Circle album. And luckily for them, Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, James Iha (who unfortunately couldn’t join APC on tour due to his Smashing Pumpkins obligations), Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl and company delivered with one of the year’s best releases.
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