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Everything Everything reveal scorched UV + Infrared-shot clip for "Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread"

03 August 2015, 13:20 | Written by Laurence Day

Everything Everything have shared their apocalyptic visuals for new single "Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread".

The new clip follows the band's ambitious visuals for "Distant Past" and "Regret".

Speaking to us in our Track by Track guide to new LP Get To Heaven, frontman Jonathan Higgs said of the single's bizarre climax:

"The end breakdown bit about the baboon is a paraphrasing of this 17th century insult - 'you are a thief and a murderer and you have stolen the face of a baboon', or something - and when I first read that, I just thought that it was the most weirdly specific insult. It sounds quite modern as well, I think, and if someone said that to me now, it'd mean just the same. The fact that such an old insult still has the same meaning now brought the whole idea of the song back to me in a very realistic way: things haven't really changed."

Higgs has also spoken about the new video:

"The song talks about seasons passing and getting older, so we wanted to concentrate on the Sun and make it into a kind of oppressive force - positive and life-giving but also burning and destructive. We used Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red cameras to get a look at the sun damage on our skin, and give everything an alien look. We shot in a quarry so we could have a clear horizon and a dry, hot, desert scene. Most of the sun effects were completed afterwards because we picked a rainy day to shoot, though we did spray everything silver in order to get some good light reflections and add to the heatproof/astronaut feel."

Get To Heaven is out now via RCA. It's been tipped as an early Mercury Prize contender by bookies.

Watch the "Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread" video below.

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