Over the weekend (8/16/2019), producer Ross From Friends released a new video for the single ‘Epiphany’. UK’s Creative Review’s spoke with them about the making of the video. Some of the quotes are listed below.
“I was watching a bunch of these films like The Thirteenth Floor, The Matrix (happy 20th anniversary) or Fifth Element, and I wanted the release to play on the idea of a desolate physical and social landscape becoming a utopia from a communal epiphany – or revolution”.
“I wanted to capture a more expansive, epic, sound.” he continues. “Following from the previous video for ‘Pale Blue Dot’, which centered around my parents. I named the 12” and track after my sister, Epiphany, and wanted it to be about her as much as a literal epiphany. The term feels like a step towards the bigger and expansive sound that I was going for while naming something after my sister, who is one of my idols. I wanted the 12” to reflect a communal realisation, one that comes politically, or when you’ve escaped everything in the midst of the rave—hence the title of one of the tracks, ‘The Revolution’ too.”
The ‘Epiphany’ video builds on these sentiments as director Theo Nunn (Lisbon Studio) explains: “‘Epiphany’ guides the viewer on a breadcrumb trail to collective transcendence. Through our journey we follow the traces that chart the transformation of a culture, it’s abandoning of scientific conventional progress and the evolution of a musical enlightenment and psychedelic renaissance.”
Ross From Friends just started another European and North American tour over the weekend. See the dates below. As of now, some of the events already have happened. Then again, this isn’t really a Ross From Friends concert announcement. That said, if you’re reading about the tour for the first time, here you go. Update – There are additional appearances at Phonox in London which are the latest additions according to his Facebook page. Click the event below for more details.
17 Aug – Pukkelpop, Hasselt, BE
18 Aug – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, NL
22 Aug – Zürich Openair, Glattbrugg, CH
24 Aug – DGTL, Barcelona, ES
07 Sep – Lattexplus Festival, Firenze, IT
13 Sep – Nova Batida Festival, Lisbon, PT
19 Sep – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
20 Sep – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
21 Sep – Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY
24 Sep – Empire Control Room, Austin, TX
25 Sep – Doug Fir, Portland, OR
26 Sep – Neumos, Seattle, WA
27 Sep – 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA
28 Sep – CRSSD, San Diego, CA
04 Oct – (DJ) Phonox, London, UK
11 Oct – (DJ) Phonox, London, UK
18 Oct – (DJ) Phonox, London, UK
25 Oct – (DJ) Phonox, London, UK
includes contribution from press releases and multiple sources