As she settles into her live shows at SXSW and prepares for her debut North American Tour, Vera Blue has today revealed the gothically haunting video for single ‘Private’, the first offering of her upcoming debut album set to be released in 2017 on Island Records/UMA.
The video was directed by award winning Bryn Chainey, and sees Vera in a gothically styled bedroom watching her presumed lover sleeping through the reflection of a mirror. As the track builds to the chorus, Vera is seen controlling her sleeping lover through supernatural means, throwing him around the room while repeating the lyrics, “I just want to make you feel dead!”, drawing similarities to the 1976 American horror film ‘Carrie’. The video carries a rather manic quality that makes one fearful of the levels obsession can reach and the consequences it can have.
Regarding the video, Chainey said he wanted to “capture the seductive quality of the song along with its brute force…(and) to find a way to bring together the gothic and modern textures…” With Chianey seeing it as a “supernatural love story.”
Make sure to catch Vera Blue on tour this coming April! Get in quick as tickets are selling out fast!
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
13 – 19 March SXSW, Austin TX
22 March – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles CA
24 March – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco CA (supporting Maggie Rogers)
25 March – Schubas Tavern – Chicago IL
28 March – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn NY
29 March – Mercury Lounge – New York NY
31 March – The Drake Hotel – Toronto ON CANADA
AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE SINGLE TOUR DATES
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Thurs 20 April – Factory Theatre – Sydney – SOLD OUT
Fri 21 April – Fat Controller – Adelaide
Sat 22 April – Capitol – Perth
Mon 24 April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Tues 25 April – Corner Hotel – Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Sat 29 April – The Zoo – Brisbane