The Chain Gang of 1974, the synth-pop project of Kamtin Mohager, premiered a new song and video titled “Slow” today, via Billboard. Filmed in one long, continuous shot, the video for “Slow” feels more like an art installation than a music video. The piece features Kamtin Mohager performing against a projection of his alternate self, provided by Tears For Fears‘ own Curt Smith. There’s a touching sense of tribute, as Kam moves freely before the musician he considers a major inspiration. Watch “Slow” Via Billboard
Kamtin Mohager said of creating the video, “A day before we started shooting, one of the producers called me and brought up this wild idea of contacting Curt. A few hours later, I get a screenshot of the email conversation and see that Curt “loves the song.” He showed up on the second day of filming, and did his part. For me, it was a very surreal moment because Tears For Fears have been such an important band to me. I remember being six years old and listening to my copy of “Songs From The Big Chair.” To see Curt singing one of my songs is something I will never forget.”
Director, Morgan Freed, said of his concept for shooting, “I wanted this video to showcase Kam as what he is, an artist telling a story. Kam performed ‘Slow’ the whole way through, coordinating with the background effortlessly and with the charm one doesn’t always get to see with a ton of cuts. I wanted to convey that there is beauty in simplicity and realness.”
The track follows Mohager’s recently released single, “I Still Wonder.” Together, the songs provide fans a welcome taste of what’s to come from The Chain Gang of 1974, who are currently on tour with The Naked and Famous. Tour dates and more information are available here.