Age hasn’t stopped the Psychedelic Furs from creating music that’s still capable of withstanding time, shattering anyone’s and everyone’s conception of how and when a group should end.
The band reveals the new video for “Wrong Train” directed by award-winning artist, photographer, and filmmaker Hans Neleman. “Wrong Train” is taken from the band’s new album Made Of Rain which became the band’s second highest-charting UK Album and No.2 in the Independent Album Charts. “Wrong Train” is the latest song to be lifted from Made Of Rain, alongside “Come All Ye Faithful,” “No-One,” “Don’t Believe” and “You’ll Be Mine.”
Of the song, vocalist Richard Butler offers: “‘Wrong Train’ continues the black and white textured, mysterious feel of the previous videos from ‘Made Of Rain’. It was a pleasure working along with Hans Neleman on this project. The creativity Hans, Peter Sebastian, and their team brought shows in every frame. Much like in paintings, imagery in this video is altered to where it is seen in an entirely different way.”
For the video, Neleman drew inspiration from Furs’ frontman Richard Butler’s paintings. “Wrong Train” explores the theme of a disintegrating relationship and the idea was to deliver something rooted in a more abstract realm rather than illustrating the lyrics literally. I photographed and filmed Richard while painting his face as if he were delivering an art performance” Neleman says. Restricted by Covid-19 limitations, the video was shot in Neleman’s home-studio in Connecticut and at Michelson Studios in upstate New York. After the shoot, the photographic material was handed over and digitally manipulated by Peter Sebastian.