Cold Specks lit up many new music blogs last year with a masterly song called Holland, her rich weightily restrained soulful vocal providing one of those stop you in your tracks moments. We featured the track on Breaking More Waves although probably didn’t do Cold Specks the justice she deserved, lumping the stream of the song into one of our Saturday Surf features rather than give it its own post.
So now is time to make amends as the song surfaces again with a new video; and what a video. It takes a simple idea (aren’t they so often the best ones ?) of a split screen showing a series of complimentary but sometimes conflicting images that match the songs mood perfectly. There seem to be some underlying themes of destruction, beauty, nature, life, death and power running through it.
Cold Specks has recently announced that she has signed a record deal with Mute records and an album entitled I Predict A Graceful Explosion will be due near the end of May. A number of UK shows follow in the next few days (check her website on the link above for info)
Cold Specks - Holland (Video)