Circles Around The Sun has a special gift for fans on Christmas day: The band has shared a magical new music video for “Babyman”, the lively lead single from their forthcoming self-titled studio album, due out next year on March 13th.
The arrival of the song and its associated video today acts as quite the holiday surprise to cap off what’s been a difficult year for the rock outfit following the sudden death of guitarist Neal Casal over the summer. As previously reported, the seven-track album was tracked just one week prior to Casal tragically taking his own life on August 26th.
The song glides along with the cosmic notation that glistens out of Adam MacDougall‘s keyboards, while brilliant tones of Casal’s chord strums ring out and provide the instrumental with that extra push of melodic energy to power everything forward. The song takes a funky turn about halfway through, as distorted notes fly out of Casal’s guitar to launch the listener into the stratosphere.
The video for the song, also shared on Christmas day, was directed and animated by Steven Mertens (Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow) and delivers a visual experience worthy of the cosmic journey on which the recording takes the listener.
Watch the band’s visually stimulating video for “Babyman” below.
Circles Around The Sun – “Babyman”
[Video: Circles Around The Sun]
“We love this music. The three of us—Dan, Mark, and myself—we really love it and really don’t want to stop playing it,” MacDougall said when the album was initially announced earlier this month. “This band felt like being in high school again.”
Fans still have the chance to catch Circles Around The Sun before the decade comes to a close, as the band will close 2019 with a run of New Year’s Eve performances across Colorado with guitarist Scott Metzger beginning on December 29th at Fort Collins’ Aggie Theatre.
Tickets for the band’s new year’s run are on sale now on the Circle’s Around The Sun website.