Images by Allister Ann
We’ve been BT fans since his 1995 debut Ima decisively hit our aesthetic sweet spot. So our interest was considerably piqued when we learned the electronic music icon (who has collab’d with everyone from Sting to Madonna to Britney Spears) would be teaming up with multi-platinum Brit singer Christian Burns (of BBMak). Resulting is the intriguingly monikered project All Hail The Silence, whose inaugural album will be arriving in January.
In the meanwhile, BlackBook premieres here the video for the exhilarating second single “Temptation.” The opulent, exuberant track reaches back to the blip-bleepy sounds of nascent synth-pop (think Yaz, very early Depeche Mode), but is layered with lush, soaring atmospherics. Burns gives a particularly spirited vocal performance.
The video itself shows the pair in performance at BT’s Baltimore studio, looking thoroughly swept up into the music (as were we).
‘We wanted to shoot one of the videos in the studio,” BT explains, “surrounded by all the amazing analog synthesizers we used on the record. [There’s] something magical about being in the same room as those machines.”
The aforementioned album, enigmatically titled ‡ ( Daggers), will be released January 18. No tour plans have been announced.