Forest Swords, aka Matthew Barnes, has shared the video for transcendental track “Raw Language” which appears on his Ninja Tune-released LP Compassion. Building to a euphoria-inducing climax, Barnes blends choral and string samples with distorted sax and sequenced drums
"Raw Language is the most direct song on the album, and moves into the light a lot more than some of the other tracks" says Matthew "I wanted to echo that in the video, bringing in colour, texture and surreal warmth".
The video is directed by Sam Wiehl with art direction from Barnes. Forest Swords will tour Europe and North American across September to December with a stop at Village Underground on 18 October.
Compassion is out now.