Marissa Nadler has shared the video for “Blue Vapor” from her eighth studio album, For My Crimes, out September 28 via Sacred Bones in the US and Bella Union in Europe and the UK. “Blue Vapor” follows Nadler’s title track and features, Stereogum reports, Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) on Harmonies and Patty Schemel (Hole) on drums.
The songs follows “For My Crimes,” Nadler’s lead single released last June and marks a move towards stunning instrumental minimalism matched with evocative vocal power while the video, directed by Thomas McMahan, Spin reports, translates the track’s mood with abstract imagery. McMahan has previously worked with Autolux and Drab Mystery and contributed to the Netflix show Altered Carbon.
Nadler says of the video, “Thomas McMahan beautifully articulates the intangible sense of depersonalization depicted in the song. He makes some heads explode and incinerates everything in sight. He does so beautifully and seamlessly and leaves ‘Blue Vapor’ a gorgeous monochromatic world to exist in.
“Taking an abstract approach, he utilizes various experimental and mixed media animation techniques, merging the mood and imagery of the song with hallucinatory visuals that make me go ‘wow’ like I wanted to. His videos for Autolux and Drab Majesty, among many others, really stand apart for me in their uniqueness and artfulness. I hope to make more videos with Thomas because he has an amazing ability to transform the mundane into the supernatural.”
Nadler hails from Boston and has previously released seven albums including Ballads of Living and Dying (2004), The Saga of Mayflower May (2005), Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007), Little Hells (2009), Marissa Nadler (2011), July (2014) and Strangers (2016). In support of her forthcoming effort, For My Crimes, Nadler begins touring this fall October 4 in North Adams, MA and has scheduled shows through December 7 in Washington, DC.