As both Creeper and all of us, fans prepare for an emotional reunion at the Download Festival Pilot this Saturday (19 June 2021). The band have gone and dropped a new video for their latest single Midnight.
Continuing Creeper’s unique ability to subvert rock tropes while maintaining a theatrical zeal, continues to bloom with a stunningly beautiful and emotionally charged video.
The Midnight video brings the curtain down on the narrative established in their Top 5 sophomore album Sex, Death and The Infinite Void. Also, the video kick starts the latest chapter in which Annabelle battles her grief following the loss of Roe. Directed by the band’s regular collaborator Olli Appleyard, the video captures Creeper’s distinctive doomed elegance aesthetic. It cuts rapidly between their full-throttle performance, a glimpse at Roe’s passing, and frontman Will Gould’s iconic prayer while draped in the Stars and Stripes.
Will Gould explains “The video for Midnight welcomes our audience back into the world of Calvary Falls one final time to bear witness to the death of Roe. Olli Appleyard has created a visual as lavish and tragic as the music itself, we are so excited to share it with the world.”
Creepers upcoming EP American Noir is a requiem to the album’s central character Roe, which explores his partner Annabelle’s grief and desolation following his death. Midnight certainly provides an enticing introduction to American Noir. Elsewhere, on the EP Hannah Greenwood’s vocals also take centre stage on the mournful gothic romance of Ghosts Over Calvary and the funeral march elegy of the closing ballad Damned and Doomed. America At Night reprises Gould’s lyrical gift for crafting poetic pop culture references and amplifies the drama with stirring strings and a searing solo, traits which resonate even more theatrically within One Of Us. It also features three interludes: the tone-setting Midnight Militia, The Drowning Room, and the John Carpenter-esque Frozen Night.
When Creeper headline the second stage at Download Pilot at 8:15 pm this Saturday (yes we are counting down the minutes), it will be their first live show in 16 months. Plus it will be their first since the release of Sex, Death and the Infinite Void. But
American Noir is now available to pre-order here, and will be released on digital and physical formats. The standard vinyl is a single-sided screen-printed vinyl (replicating the style of their debut self-titled EP), which features the lightning bolt from the Sex, Death and the Infinite Void cover. There are two limited edition vinyl variants that are available exclusively from CREEPER’s official store, one featuring Roe and the other featuring Annabelle. The store also offers two limited-edition cassettes, each with alternate artwork. A standard CD is also available.