PREMIERE: Miriam Clancy Releases New Music Video For “The Bells”

Growing up living between a hippy mother and Catholic grandmother, Miriam became obsessed with dramatic, piano-led pieces, practicing singing to drown out her brother’s guitar shredding in the next room. The intense draw to music ran in the Clancy family: her absentee dad sang and played melancholic crooner tunes in bars, usually ending in street brawls.

Today, the talented singer-songwriter is back with new visuals for “The Bells,” a video that captures the nostalgia that runs through the veins of this song with a somewhat stunning aesthetic.

About the song, Clancy comments “The Bells is about yearning for the end, but also for a last minute stay, a reprieve, a tiny remaining hope fulfilled, a cry for salvation. I had been listening to a lot of My Bloody Valentine and Smashing Pumpkins, so when writing, I went for the purity of a drop-tuned overdriven guitar alone with the vocal. In the studio, it was the hardest one to record due to where I needed to go in my head to get to the heart of it. It felt like an exorcism.”

Miriam Clancy - The Bells (Official Video)

Astronomy‘s ten songs represent a cathartic fork in the road borne out of Clancy relocation’s to New York with her four kids. Crafted over a couple of years in her newly adoptive home with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Astronomy is laden with swooning electric guitars, wurlitzers, early 90’s drum machines and analogue synths amidst Clancy‘s existential crises of managing a music career, motherhood, and a male-dominated industry that has told her she can’t have both.

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.

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  1. Kia ora. Again cool song cool song love it. oh and I bought your dad lunch in hope he shouts a feast in his kingdom

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