Hear a new song from Beth Gibbons, “Reaching Out”

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On May 17, Portishead’s Beth Gibbons will release her debut solo album, Lives Outgrown, via Domino. It’s featured on our list of the most anticipated albums of spring, and she’s already shared one previous single, “Floating on a Moment,” which we named an Essential Track. Today she’s released another new song, “Reaching Out,” which features a new video made in collaboration with visual artist Weirdcore (Aphex Twin, Arca). It’s also been released in an interactive version, which you can check out here.

A press release elaborates: “The video features 4D models of Beth freefalling through a kinetic sci-fi spacescape. As the video progresses the models of Beth change to represent the different stages in her life, echoing the Lives Outgrown of the album title. 

“If you click and hold down on your mouse button this allows you to interact and rotate the models to have a sense of trying to reach each other in impossible ways.”

Check out the static video below.

In 2002, Gibbons released Out of Season, a collaborative album with Rustin Man, a.k.a. Paul Webb of Talk Talk. In 2019 she collaborated with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra on the modern classical album, Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Portishead’s last album was 2008’s Third.

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