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James Parkinson returns with a fresh new single ‘The Haunted’ and a video inspired by the death of a friend and their incredibly colourful life as a poet, teacher and passionate music follower. Having received support from the likes of BBC Radio Lancashire, Louder Than War and even members of New Order for his understated cover of ‘Age Of Consent’, the artist returns with his most epic, emotive song and a visually stunning music video.
The song is a collection of thoughts on how today’s ever-changing world of social media creates a false and damaging perception of the lives around us. Many of us find ourselves feeling envy at what we see through the lens of our friends’ social media presence, only to learn much later about the suffering behind the smiles.
In some cases, far too late.
The video (directed and produced by Jason Marshall of I am eye productions) is inspired by the life of James’ friend and celebrates his incredibly colourful and vivacious character; his love for music, art, films from the highest arthouse to the most popular of pop culture. Its aesthetics take inspiration from the paintings of Edward Hopper, specifically the clown in ‘Soir Bleu’ and the scene from ‘New York Apartment.’