Steven Wilson has launched a video for a live version of Song Of Unborn, originally the opening track to his 2017 album To The Bone. The video was animated by Jess Cope, who previously worked with Wilson on videos including People Who Eat Darkness, Routine, and The Raven That Refused to Sing, as well as the Last Day Of June video game.
“I took Carl Sagan”s quote, ‘We are all made of star stuff’ and based the film around that idea for Song of Unborn,” says Cope. “Using abstract imagery and different styles of animation, the video represents the human form developing from the inside of its body instead of inside the womb.
“This is the first film that I have made with next to no narrative. I focused more on using the evolution of animation as a way to represent the evolving foetus in utero. The combination of space, sky, sea and fish just seemed to be the direction I wanted to take it.
“The paper cut out fish at the start represent sperm, the string rays are red blood cells through veins and the jellyfish are nerves. The whales represent the transition from gill-bearing aquatic fish that can only survive underwater to air breathing mammals that give birth to live young. It depicts the transition from a baby inside the mother’s womb to the birth and its first breath.”
In 2017, Wilson said of Song Of Unborn, “At one point, I was worried that it was falling back to one of my typical epic piano ballads like Routine or The Raven that Refused to Sing. But the difference here is that actually this song has a very positive message. Song of Unborn is about recognising the world is a wreck, but that every life is unique and can be turned into something really special.
“The arc of your life can really be profound if you embrace it. I thought that was a beautiful message for an unborn child. The other important element in this song is the choir arrangement. I’ve never done anything quite like that section. It’s almost pagan in its beauty and optimism. In the end, I think it’s come out is very unique and distinct from any of those other songs.”
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STEVEN WILSON To The Bone (2017 UK Limited Deluxe Edition 2-CD/DVD/Blu-Ray box set issue of his fifth studio album, includes the album with a bonus disc of Demos And Unused Songs, with surround sound versions of the album on DVD & Blu-Ray along with instrumentals. Within a 120 page hardback book designed by Rob Carmichael, featuring a 12,000 word journal written by US journalist Stephen Humphries, who interviewed Steven over a period of months during the writing and recordingofthealbum. Also contains well over 100 Lasse Hoile photographs taken from the recording sessions and cover shoot, many of which are unique to this edition. Also includes a bonus vinyl 7" featuring 'Antisocial', an Instrumental recorded during the album sessions and only available in this set, on the one sided 7 inch single in its own picture sleeve and mounted inside the book. Despite some minimal shelfwear to the hardback cover, all contents look barely played!)
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