Ahead of the release of her forthcoming new album The Tunnel and the Clearing on 21 May via Thrill Jockey, Colleen aka multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Cécile Schott, has shared the mesmeric new video for “Hidden in the Current”, directed by visual artist and animator Daniel Baretto.
Closing out the record, “Hidden in the Current” forms the sonic and emotional climax of The Tunnel and the Clearing. Here Schott finds positive resolution and deeper meaning in the difficult emotions and life events the album grapples with, an ending which is also a new beginning. She elaborates: “the song captures my awakening to a hard but inevitable truth, owning it, and realizing that ultimately, all life experiences – positive and negative, joyful and painful – are “hidden in the current / Where all things grow / Even on their own”. Baretto’s mesmeric video translates the track’s pulsating oscillators and organs into a radiant constellation of arcing light, distilling weighty emotion into pure energy.