Kontravoid releases video for Detachment!

Kontravoid releases video for Detachment!

With new album Detachment out now on Artoffact Records and with a European tour kicking off April 25th in Greece, Kontravoid has revealed the official music video for the album’s title track. It is the fourth and final music video from the album.

Created by video artist Sean McGuirk, the “Detachment” video is a comically unsettling clip with a deliciously awkward retro-1980s aesthetic, featuring three minutes’ worth of Kontravoid mastermind Cameron Findlay’s unflinching stare. The visuals are the perfect accompaniment to the song’s sluggish synth-pop groove, monotone vocal, and lyrics exploring the titular state of detachment. “Detachment from ourselves, now what have we become,” intones Findlay.

“Detachment is more or less the theme for most of the tracks on the record, referring to being disconnected from reality in some way,” he explains. “It’s just a theme I wanted to explore with this era of the project.”

Since 2012, the Canada-born, LA-based Findlay has used Kontravoid as a platform to perfect his brand of dark pop that cruises freely through electronic music genres. He states: “The sound of the new album is definitely influenced by freestyle and electro, and I try to mix those influences with more of a modern EBM sound.” Renowned industrial music outlet I Die: You Die has proclaimed: “Kontravoid is the endboss of modern electronic darkwave.”

Other videos previously released from the new album include: “For What It Is,” “Losing Game” (featuring Nuovo Testamento vocalist Chelsey Crowley), and the eyeball-melting, anime-inspired “Reckoning” clip, a video that so convincingly pays tribute to its influences that the world’s #1 anime platform, Crunchyroll, was moved to interview Findlay about it.

Kontravoid 2024 European Tour:

Apr 25 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ OSM Tapes
Apr 26 – Athens, Greece @ Death Disco
Apr 27 – Geneva, Austria @ La Gravière
Apr 28 – Marseille, France @ Le Molotov
Apr 30 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ FUGA
May 2 – Madrid, Spain @ The Basement Club
May 3 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Upload
May 4 – Valencia, Spain @ Spook Club
May 6 – Glasgow, UK @ Flying Duck
May 9 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel
May 10 – Newcastle, UK @ Lubber Fiend
May 11 – London, UK @ Camden Assembly
May 14 – Paris, France @ La Petit Bain
May 17 – Leipzig, Germany @ Wave-Gotik Treffen

Photo by David Rauch-Batista

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