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Exclusive: Video Premiere of Circumnavigate’s Single ‘Breathe Slow’

Exclusive: Video Premiere of Circumnavigate’s Single ‘Breathe Slow’

By: Olivia Cheves

Circumnavigate are back with a dreamy video release for their latest release Breathe Slow. The specialists in putting sounds to cinematics have a rich history in film collaboration alongside musical releases, and bring this experience on a beautiful collaboration of video and noise. The myriad layers of sound, that the London-via-Oslo quintet so eloquently produced in their Stranger EP, as well as previous singles Lifelines and Back In The Day, is evocative of the sweeping wide-shot as much as the intimate close-up, and it’s an expertise they’ve brought to their latest release Breathe Slow. We’ve been lucky enough to receive an exclusive premiere of their video for the track, which you can check out down below.

Circumnavigate are back with a dreamy video release for their latest release 'Breathe Slow'. The specialists in putting sounds to cinematics have a rich history in film collaboration alongside musical releases, and bring this experience on a beautiful collaboration of video and noise. The myriad layers of sound, that the London-via-Oslo quintet so eloquently produced in their Stranger EP, as well as previous singles 'Lifelines' and 'Back In The Day', is evocative of the sweeping wide-shot as much as the intimate close-up, and it’s an expertise they’ve brought to their latest release 'Breathe Slow'. We’ve been lucky enough to receive an exclusive premiere of their video for the track, which you can check out down below.

Directed and scripted by vocalist Sigrid Zeiner-Gunderson, the video sees silhouettes of the band filled with billowing, multi-hued cloudscapes, intercut with the harsh narrative of a relationship in tatters. The protagonist (played by actress Nikoline Karense Hurum Flaata), argues with her significant other and then lashes out at everything in her path, kicking swings and taking swipes at foliage whilst Circumnavigate’s trademark mix of alternative-pop and jazz bellows from piano, brass and drums bellows beneath Sigrid’s crystal-edged vocals. 'Breathe Slow' marks Circumnavigate’s move towards a greater electronic sound that put Tom Frampton (Chuckie, David Guetta) behind the mixing desk. Whereas past singles were strewn with the emotive whinnying of strings, 'Breathe Slow' is embossed with glittering chirps of synthesised sound and echoing percussion. As Sigrid repeats the phrase “What have you done?” and trumpeter Jakob steers his instrument to a screeching conclusion, the story descends into its darkly surprising denouement. 

The single is the third off of Circumnavigate’s currently-unnamed debut album due for release in 2016 and produced by Steven Bentley-Klein (Paolo Nutini, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart) and mixed by Peter Norris (Imogen Heap, Morcheeba, Frank Zappa). The band also have plans for a tour of the UK and Scandinavia.

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'Breathe Slow' Video Credits

Director & Script: Sigrid Zeiner-Gundersen

Cinematographer: Stein-Ivar Mollestad

Edit & Grading: Sigrid Zeiner-Gundersen

Girl: Nikoline Karense Hurum Flaata

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