Pixx – the alter ego of Hannah Rodgers – has released a new song, ‘Waterslides’, from her forthcoming debut album, The Age Of Anxiety out Friday 2 June via 4AD / Remote Control.
A spiralling pop song, its accompanying video fuses a lo-fi aesthetic with the ultra-modern; the synthetic and the natural. Filmed in the futuristic cityscape of Bilbao, directors Alice Clingan and Louis Milnerexplain the premise behind its visual companion. “The lyrics to ‘Waterslides’ are inspired by a dream Hannah had, isolated on a waterpark in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by emotionless suited figures. We tried to make the video in keeping with the surreal and lonely imagery that inspired the song.”
The Age Of Anxiety, featuring ‘I Bow Down’, ‘Grip’, ‘Baboo’ and ‘Waterslides’, seeks to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world order, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence. The Age Of Anxiety borrows its title from W.H. Auden’s final poem, charting one man’s quest to find substance and identity in a shifting and increasingly industrialised world. Published in 1947, Auden’s sixpart rumination on human isolation in the modern age parallels the overarching themes of Pixx’s work some 70 years later.
Originally from Chipstead, Surrey, and a graduate of the BRIT School, Rodgers experienced a year-long period of insomnia caused by recurring nightmares at age 9 – her first awareness of anxiety. It left a lasting impression, inspiring a fascination with different states of consciousness, and is one of many somnolent events she draws upon for The Age Of Anxiety.
The Age Of Anxiety is released Friday 2nd June digitally and on CD and limited coloured vinyl formats. Pre-order the bold debut album by Pixx via: https://remotecontrolrecords.lnk.to/PixxAgeOfAnxiety
Pixx – ‘Waterslides’
Stream / Download: https://remotecontrol.lnk.to/Waterslides
Pixx – The Age Of Anxiety is out Friday 2nd Junevia 4AD / Remote Control Records.
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