Australia’s The Church are back with a new video for “The Hypnogogue”, their first single since 2017’s “Undersea”. Like their excellent 2017 album man woman life death infinity, the song has unmistakable hints of classic Church but is thoroughly modern sounding.
“‘The Hypnogogue’ is set in 2054… a dystopian and broken down future,” explains Steve Kilbey about the song and accompanying video (directed by Australian filmmaker Clint Lewis.) “Invented by Sun Kim Jong, a North Korean scientist, and occult dabbler, it is a machine and a process that pulls music straight of dreams.”
“The song is about Eros Zeta the biggest rock star of 2054 who has traveled from his home in Antarctica (against his manager’s advice) to use the Hypnogogue to help him revive his flagging fortunes,” he continues. “In the midst of the toxic process, he also falls in love with Sun Kim and it all ends tragically (of course…as these things often do).”
“The Hypnogogue” is available at: https://orcd.co/n63nwrm
Here are some past interviews that I’ve done with The Church: