Gruff Rhys, the renowned Welsh musician and Super Furry Animals frontman, has just confirmed the release of his new album, adding to the excitement with the premiere of the music video for his latest single, “Celestial Candyfloss.” This announcement has sparked widespread anticipation and enthusiasm among fans, as they anxiously await the sonic delights that Rhys has in store for them.
Rhys’ new album, titled “Seeking New Gods,” is expected to hit the shelves on May 21, 2021. The album follows his critically acclaimed 2018 record, “Babelsberg,” which captivated listeners with its lush orchestration and enthralling storytelling. With such a highly regarded predecessor, the expectations are high for Rhys’ latest offering.
The lead single, “Celestial Candyfloss,” provides a taste of the sonic universe Rhys has crafted on this new album. Opening with ethereal synth pads and a pulsing beat, the song instantly transports the listener to a dreamy realm. Rhys’ gentle and heartfelt vocals add an intimate touch to the track, which gradually builds into a mesmerizing soundscape. The lyrics, as always, showcase Rhys’ skill for storytelling, merging the imaginary with the everyday, resulting in a whimsical and introspective experience.
The accompanying music video for “Celestial Candyfloss” further reinforces Rhys’ creative brilliance. Directed and animated by Mark James, the video takes viewers on a psychedelic journey through a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. Its visual aesthetic complements the mesmerizing soundscapes of the song, enhancing the overall experience for fans.
Rhys has never been one to shy away from experimentation and pushing musical boundaries, and “Seeking New Gods” promises to be no exception. The album is said to delve into themes of faith and spirituality, drawing inspiration from ancient civilizations, current events, and personal experiences. Rhys’ eclectic musical influences and his ability to seamlessly weave them together are sure to create a truly unique listening experience.
In addition to the release of his album, Rhys has announced a UK and European tour to support “Seeking New Gods.” With live shows being limited over the past year, fans are eager for the opportunity to witness Rhys’ energy and passion on stage once again. The tour promises to be a memorable and immersive experience, further immersing fans in the imaginative world Rhys has crafted.
Gruff Rhys continues to carve his path as a remarkable musician and storyteller. With “Seeking New Gods” set to be released in just a few months, fans can hardly contain their excitement for what promises to be an extraordinary sonic journey. As fans eagerly count down the days, they can immerse themselves in the captivating world of “Celestial Candyfloss” and await the arrival of an album that is sure to captivate both new and old listeners alike.