Home / Exclusive Material / PREMIERE: Great Pagans Releases New Music Video For “Renaissance”

PREMIERE: Great Pagans Releases New Music Video For “Renaissance”

Blissful and retrocentric, Great Pagans produce finely tuned dream-pop with effortless grace and character. New single ‘Renaissance’ is out now and marks a promising direction for the already critically acclaimed act.

Today’s premiere, the new video for the single, captures all the dreamy vibe of the song as it draws influences from other visual bands such as Radiohead.

Formed around the songwriting of frontman Alex Painter, Great Pagans are part of the highly creative Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective/label based in Brighton. Anti-Ghost Moon Ray are concerned with cultivating a carefully curated release catalogue, and as a co-founding member (alongside fellow acts Gazelle Twin, Acquaintance and Bernholz) Alex and the band adhere to the central ethos of independence and artistic freedom.

‘Renaissance’ is a dreamily hopeful eulogy to the end of the world. The song imagines escaping to watch it all crumble from afar only to rebuild itself again. It recalls Angelo Badalamenti, wistful pop and Berlin era Bowie, swelling to a melancholic shoegaze crescendo. The single follows their last; ‘Cupid Untethered’, released by LA’s Manimal Vinyl, sharing a roster with the likes of Warpaint, Bat For Lashes and Yoko Ono.

The recording of the band’s latest single reasserts their DIY philosophy, taking place in a variety of makeshift spaces, including churches and warehouses, being mixed between Brighton and Vancouver, Canada.

Great Pagans have shared stages with acts including Wolf Alice, Tigercub, Esben & The Witch, and Younghusband as well as recording an acclaimed Daytrotter session.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

Check Also

Phebe Starr Releases “TOUCH XXX” Video | Ice Tea Liberace EP Out 8/30

Today, Australian singer-songwriter Phebe Starr has premiered a new video withBlackBook for her tender yet powerful lead single …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.