As we reach the new moon of September, the North American tour is already five shows old and it’s time for the Dark-Side (Tchad Blake) and In-Side (Hans-Martin Buff) mixes of “Love Can Heal” to be released.
Watch the official music video for the track “Love Can Heal” (Dark-Side Mix) through the YouTube player below:
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“I was trying to create this sensual palette,” says Peter, “and I think with the work that Buff’s been doing on the immersive mix, you’re getting this sense of being touched in many places and it should be a place just to drift off into. That’s my aim.“
In the past Peter has talked a bit about the role that music can play in helping us deal with certain situations that we might face in life and “Love Can Heal,” he hopes, can have a part to play too; “I know I bang on about this emotional toolbox and how one of the roles of songs is the potential to change how you feel and change your mood according to what you’re listening to. Hopefully, Love Can Heal has its place in this emotional toolbox.“
That role is hinted at strongly in the current live show, where “Love Can Heal” sits very deliberately, and effectively, next to the song “Darkness” in the set;
“On the tour, we wanted to put Darkness and Love Can Heal together in the sense that Darkness is about going into the fears that maybe you have to re-open in order to get the air in and get them sterilized. Things that are left in the dark just get fertilized and grow. When exposed to daylight I think they get sorted. If you’ve got a sense of love being offered to you it is like a healing balm that can create an environment in which things can get better. So, in a way, those two songs do belong together.“
The cover image for “Love Can Heal” is a painting called “a small painting of what I think love looks like” by Antony Micallef.
Since we last met we have launched a couple of the videos that came from the #DiffuseTogether competition that took place earlier in the year in conjunction with Stability AI. In case you missed them, here they are again for your viewing pleasure – these are the two videos to win joint first place in the competition.
First up, is The Court video by Junie Lau, who is a multidisciplinary creative who lives and works in Shanghai, China, and London, UK. Her artworks have been exhibited at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts (RA) and have been featured in esteemed publications such as British Vogue. As a director and production designer, Junie consistently excels in creating cutting-edge visual narratives across a diverse range of mediums for global brands and emerging talents. This includes fashion films, music videos, as well as advertising productions. Her unwavering passion lies in pushing the boundaries of creative expression by embracing the latest technologies in media production.
Watch “The Court” (Dark-Side Mix) (Junie Lau Official Video) through the YouTube player below:
We also have the Panopticom video by Lamson. Lamson is a reflective engineer with a love for stories, art, and music. Lamson‘s journey to find his career path led him to the illuminating power of Stable Diffusion. Through the confluence of AI and artistic expression, he desires to voice his deepest emotions and narratives. Talking of which there is a whole narrative story to go with Lamson’s video, which is outlined in the video description, so do check it out.
Watch “Panopticom (Dark-Side Mix) (Lamson Official VIdeo)” through the YouTube player below:
“There’s so much talent on display throughout this whole competition and these winners we have to watch in the future – it’s like watching the film directors emerge in the sixties that you know are going to dominate culture in years to come. This technology is an equaliser that is going to give us all tools to express ourselves in a thousand different ways. To all the winners and all the participants, I’ve been completely blown away and thrilled to be part of this new world.” – P.G.