Artist: Paper Anthem
Nomadic singer-songwriter Joseph Hitchcock debuts lead single ‘Aquatic’, announces new EP entitled To All the Sailors We’ve Lost (out 11 January on Sophrosyne Sounds).
Hitchcock’s contemporary, full-toned alt-rock sound emits a euphoric spacey sound full of visceral lyrics and stunning visuals. His introspective, indie rock project featuring debut single ‘Aquatic’ sets the tone for his new EP perfectly, painting a picture of ominous drumming (on loan from rockers ‘Everyone is Dirty’), flowing lyrics and a sound absolutely gorgeous to the ear.
The video, directed by Hitchcock, tells the story of a woman with a terminal illness haunted by an aquatic spirit who wants her to join him in the sea. “Though I’ve been involved with indie filmmaking for over a decade, I’d never made a music video,” he explains. “The visuals I see in my head for my songs are so over-the-top that it just seemed too difficult to shoot them on a budget, but I got really lucky here with the help of some great collaborators.”