The Acid ‘Ghost’ (Official Video)
It’s been a pretty incredible year for transatlantic trio, THE ACID. Releasing their gorgeously complex debut full-length, Liminal, mid-2014, they’ve been able to share their treasure on a global scale through its international release, as well as emanating it live to many an attentive audience.
Taking note of the record’s earlier singles, The Acid have just dropped the clip to yet another Liminal track, ‘Ghost’.
Co-directed by Eliot Lee Hazel and Petecia La Fawnhawk, the clip is ultimately a collection of inspirations that have been tied neatly together by the aforementioned creatives. From the curiosity of the blind being limited to touch, taste, smell and sound, we follow two vulnerable creatures fending for themselves in an alien environment, desperately seeking knowledge and worth within their disparate situation.
Not making their time on this desolate plain any easier, their anonymous creator leaves them mentally on their own, as he takes advantage of their uncertainty. Looking on in belittlement, this evil figure is ironically the only one allowing us any view of the two spirits; who are trying to gain a sense of identity and belonging predominanly through the sense of touch.
Juggling themes of detachment, confusion and curiosity, the film clip to The Acid‘s ‘Ghost’ is not only visually stunning, it’s beautifully amalgamated with the eerily gorgeous nature of the song itself. From the intensely detailed pronunciation of each lyric that exits the mouth of lead vocalist, Ry X, to the hauntingly breathy backdrop and whipping drum snaps that occasionally shudder the backs of its listeners, the visual interpretation of ‘Ghost’ has been incredibly translated.
‘Ghost’ comes from The Acid‘s debut record, Liminal, available for purchase now via Infectious Music / Mute Records.
Words by Hannah Galvin.