Iceage have just shared a new single. “The Holding Hand” is the group’s first single for Mexican Summer, which is their new label home following three albums released via Matador. The track also arrives with a video directed by Anders Malmberg, featuring lots of gloomy close-ups of the group members’ faces.
“The song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the difference between fume and matter,” says Iceage vocalist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt in a press release. “Gently the swaying intensifies, feel it escalate. Reach out for the holding hand, it seems almost within scope now.”
“The band has such an amazing and soulful presence,” director Anders Malmberg added. “My aim was to create a cinematic experience around image reflections that would tie in closely to the narrative and the emotional atmosphere of the track, and let the authenticity that the band radiates feel ever present.”