Far Caspian shares latest single "Pet Architect" taken from his forthcoming album “The Last Remaining Light”.
Alternative Leeds-based, Irish-born musician Joel Johnston, better known by his stage name, Far Caspian, shares the fourth single off of his upcoming record “The Last Remaining Light'', out 14th July. Today’s melodic single is titled “Pet Architect”.
Elaborating on the creation of the track, Joel shares;
“I wrote Pet Architect after a Crohn’s flare up I had on tour that made me feel alienated from the rest of the group. I try my best not to feel sorry for myself or dwell on my situation but certain times have pushed me into frustration.
Whenever I got home I was in the headspace of wishing I was back to how I was before my diagnosis. I was reading about Japanese architecture and how they filled in tiny spaces on the street between buildings with condensed buildings and I felt like that worked as a metaphor for how I felt being pushed into an illness that wasn’t there previously.”
“Pet Architect” follows tracks “The Last Remaining Light”, “Arbitrary Task”, and “Own”, which have so far been released from his upcoming album. There is a strong sense of consistency and unity within the releases to date, giving a sweet taste of what’s to come from the entirety of the project.
In addition to the “Pet Architect” single, Far Caspian has released two B-Side tracks titled “Heirloom Pt.1” featuring Philadelphia-based 22° Halo and “Heirloom Pt.2”.
Lyrically, “Pet Architect” has a distinct melancholy about it. This is felt through the weight of his despair from feeling like an outsider and from his detachment to the person he was in the past. Although lyrically melancholy, the instrumental carries an upbeat twang which alleviates the heaviness the song bears.
Far Caspian sings “How could I keep holding on? All the pain that’s felt, ends up in control” In this deeply personal and raw account, Far Caspian shares an intimate part of himself with his audience, bridging the gap between the two.
To accompany the song, Far Caspian shares an artistic, clay-motion visualiser, animated by Alistair Nicholls. The two clay personas in the video tell a thought-provoking, creatively intricate story about belonging and isolation.
“The video was made by Alistair Nicholls. An extremely talented claymation artist who took the idea of Pet Architecture and brought it into a personal concept. We decided it would be a good representation if the two people were the same person and as the video went on they continued to tear themselves apart. But what came from that sacrifice was something new.”
Far Caspian is going on tour during the months of September, November and October, where he will be showcasing this new body of work live across the UK, EU and US.
Full Tour Dates:
Tuesday 19th September - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Thursday 21st September - Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
Friday 22nd September - The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Sunday 24th September - Yes (Pink Room), Manchester
Tuesday 26th September - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wednesday 27th September - Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Thursday 28th September - Rough Trade, Bristol
Saturday 30th September - Islington Assembly Hall, London
Saturday 7th October - Melkweg, Amsterdam
Monday 9th October - Nochtwache, Hamburg
Tuesday 10th October - Kantine Am Berghain, Berlin
Thursday 12th October - Artheater, Cologne
Friday 13th October - Witlof, Brussels
Saturday 14th Oct - Pont Ephemere, Paris
Wednesday 8th November - Boston MA, Deep Cuts
Thursday 9th November - Philadelphia PA, Johnny Brenda’s
Friday 10th November - New York NY, LPR
Saturday 11th November - Washington DC, Songbyrd
Monday 13th November - Chicago IL, Subteranean
Wednesday 15th November - Seattle WA, Madame Lou’s
Friday 17th November - San Francisco CA, Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
Saturday 18th November - Los Angeles CA, Teragram Ballroom
'The Last Remaining Light'
out 14th July.
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