Ensure you prepare yourself for “Vanishing”. A song that bounds on dramatic strings and a bouncing beat, it gives ample space for CDY’s powerful voice to cut and roll through the sonic gamut. In doing so, she sucks us into a world of worries and pressures, sounding as if she’s tumbling through life, being buffeted by all sides by worries about the not-so-distant future. We may all feel like this at times, but I doubt any of us has channeled it into something so hair-raising.
The video for “Vanishing” takes the drama up some more notches. She says about it:
Vanishing is an account of climate change and loss through the final stage of grief.
In this video I embody our evolving consciousness toward Earth and its health by representing four characters.
Lemonade Lady is the evasive optimist who is unwilling to acknowledge her changing surroundings.
Prepared Weather Person is the anxious prepper; ready for the worst and isolated by fear.
The Mortal Sufferer gets blown away in a field and serves as evidence that us corporeal beings are at the behest of our environment.
And Worm Girl personifies the stoic reality that all things human undoubtedly decompose in time.
Watch the video below or find “Vanishing” on streaming platforms.
Circuit Des Yeux’s new album -io comes out on October 22 through Matador (pre-order/save). She’s also added European tour dates, including a special night in London where she’ll be joined by a string quintet from the London Contemporary Orchestra. Her full dates are:
Fri 22-Oct 2021 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knockdown Center Sat-23-Oct 2021 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica SoundBath Sun 21-Nov 2021 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall Fri-25-Feb 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Sat-26-Feb 2022 – Astoria , OR @ Anita (solo) Sun-27-Feb 2022 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church Tue-01-Mar 2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop Wed-02-Mar 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project Sat-02-Apr 2022 – CH, Bern @ Dampfzentrale Mon 04-Apr 2022 – DE, Berlin @ HAU 1 Wed 06-Apr 2022 – UK, London @ Barbican Centre, Milton Court Concert Hall Fri 08-Apr 2022 – NL, Den Haag Rewire Festival Mon 11-Apr 2022 – FR, Paris @ Centre Pompidou Wed 13-Apr 2022 – FR, Lille, L’Auditorium du Conservatoire