We featured different times Message To Bears, the project of British composer and multi-instrumentalist Jerome Alexander. Three years after Carved From Times, he announced the release of a new full-length. Constants is out on July 19th as self-release. It features Cello by James Gow on tracks “On Reflection”, “Rescue”, “New Air” and “Convalescence”, and vocals written and performed by Gemma Alexander on “Convalescence”. Pre order is available here.
According to the press release, After living in London for the past 5 years where he released 2 albums, countless remixes, collaborated with and produced for other artists, Jerome returns to live in his hometown of Bristol, where he completes his new LP from within his home studio, located on the edge of local woodland. It would be these daily walks amongst small streams and ever-changing trees that would influence and help form this latest collection of songs. These small glimpses of meditations are a means of processing all the anxieties that would otherwise be neglected without an outlet for creativity. “Constants” is an attempt to hold onto something real and grounding amongst the seemingly fleeting and fragile experiences of life.
“Small Light” is the first excerpt and we have the pleasure to premiere the official video directed by Seth Fuller which explains: “From the first track, Jerome’s new record Constants instantly resonated with me. The whole album feels meditative and is filled with rich textures and introspection. This is what I wanted to replicate visually, so this video attempts to hit those same themes. I wanted to create something that communicated an emotion, while being void of narrative, that could be a general expression for what’s going on within people today.”
Message to Bears says: “I was finishing up the album and started thinking about music videos, planning to contact Seth as it was so cool working with him during the last album. Pretty much the next day Seth seemingly read my mind and emailed me out of the blue with his plan of shooting a passion project all on 16mm film. It was perfect timing and so this collaboration took place. Small Light is one of the first songs I wrote for Constants and is about allowing a small light to carry you forward from within a moment of darkness.”
Check the Artwork below.