[News] The Pineapple Thief share new video “Driving Like Maniacs” from upcoming album

The Pineapple Thief have shared their new single “Driving Like Maniacs,” which is the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album “Versions Of The Truth,” which is out on September 4, 2020 via Kscope.

The track itself is harmonious and affecting in its delivery yet despite its atmospheric bliss, tackles the heavy subject of loss and separation. The accompanying video is a melancholic yet beautifully visual piece of work and captures a personal and profound journey through the eyes of frontman Bruce Soord whilst weaving between performances by the band.

The song has a very specific meaning to me, from a very specific event in my life. But I always give George (Laycock), who produces and directs all of our videos, total control over how he wants to adapt it for the big screen. The main shoot was shot along a coastal road on the Dorset Jurassic coast, and I spent the sunset of an August evening driving up and down the coastal road in a car. It brought back vivid memories from my youth,” comments Soord.

The song is about estrangement, but George managed to find his own take on it. About a father forced to abandon his child in order to save him, to care for him in absentia. Ultimately at least, there is light at the end of the dark tunnel.

The performance element is also very important, sitting within that narrative. “We wanted to include the full band in this video. The Pineapple Thief is definitely a band, a true collaboration, so it made sense that George also included shots of Gavin, Jon and Steve playing.”

Produced by the four members of the band – vocalist Bruce Soord, keyboardist Steve Kitch, bassist Jon Sykes and drummer Gavin Harrison – “Versions Of The Truth” marries a stellar musical breadth to a spectrum of emotions that run from anger and confusion to sadness and regret and even glimmers of hope. In places, the album is starkly autobiographical. In others, it confronts the chaos of modern life head-on.

Tracklisting:

1. Versions Of The Truth
2. Break It All
3. Demons
4. Driving Like Maniacs
5. Leave Me Be
6. Too Many Voices
7. Our Mire
8. Out Of Line
9. Stop Making Sense
10. The Game

The Pineapple Thief European Tour Dates 2021
Jan 14: TUR Istanbul Dorox XL
Jan 15: TUR Ankara 6:45
Jan 16: TUR Imir Sold Out
Oct 5: IRE Dublin Button Factory
Oct 6: Glasgow St. Lukes
Oct 7: Manchester 02 Ritz
Oct 8: Bristol SWX
Oct 9: NED Amsetrdam Paradiso
Oct 10: GER Hamburg Fabrik
Oct 12: POL Warsaw Stodola
Oct 14: POL Krakow Klub Studio
Oct 15: HUN Budapest A 38
Oct 16: GER Munich Teknikum
Oct 17: SWI Pratteln Z7
Oct 19: GER Stuttgart Im Wizemann
Oct 20: FRA Lyo CCO Villerurbanne
Oct 21: ITA Roncade (Treviso) New Age
Oct 22: ITA Trezzo sull’Adda Live Club
Oct 23: FRA Paris Elysee Montmartre
Oct 26: GER Mainz KUZ
Oct 27: BEL Breuxelles Ancienne Belgique
Oct 28: FRA Strasbourg La Laiterie
Oct 29: GER Cologne Carlswerk Victoria
Oct 30: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

The Pineapple Thief European Tour Dates 2022
Feb 25: ITA Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica
Mar 1: SPA Barcelona La Nau
Mar 2: SPA Madrid Caracol
Mar 11: GER Dresden Tante Ju
Mar 12: AUS Vienna Szene
Mar 13: SK Bratislava, MMC
Mar 15: CZE Ostrava, Brick House
Mar 17: GER Berlin Kesselhaus
Mar 18: DEN Copenhagen Amager Bio
Mar 20: NOR Haugesund, Hovleriet
Mar 21: SWE Goethenberg Pustervik
Mar 22: NOR Oslo Rockefeller
Mar 23: SWE Stockholm Nalen
Mar 25: FIN Tampere Olympia
Mar 26: FIN Tavastia

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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