Jeniferever Recreate WWII Escape in New Music Video
The animated clip for the song "The Beat of Our Own Blood" tells the true tale of director Ashley Dean's grandfather Jack Dean's brave escape from the coal mines of Silesia during WWII. Consequence of Sound premieres the video (the first of three in a series) today, watch it here.
The album's title is taken from the former name of Berlin's Ostbahnhof. It was near here, while on tour in 2009, that Kristofer learned that his father had passed away. Reality bit where there was so often release; the structure of life on the road collapsed, and the band canceled their remaining dates. Several months later, a third album began to form; while not wholly informed by the recent tragedy, nevertheless the collection bears its title with no little relevance. Said Kristofer, "I liked the idea of naming it after a railway station since it's a place of motion, a place where people arrive and depart and sometimes maybe depart never to come back..." And, the end product is Jeniferever's brightest, most immediate long-player yet. From pain, confidence; from darkness, light.
Two previous albums - 2006's Choose a Bright Morning and 2009's Spring Tides - earned the band the affections of in-the-know admirers. It was easy to be charmed by their soft-focus dynamics, their soaring climaxes and emotions-stirring textures. But it wasn't so easy to chance upon their fare, and word of mouth has largely driven the group's reach. Whether Silesia breaks through the invisible divide between underground and mainstream is out of the band's hands. But there are moments of snappy accessibility that will surely tick relevant radio boxes, given the chance.