The Blinders have shared the video for their new single, Forty Days And Forty Nights, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, which was out via Modern Sky UK. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new track as well as their plan for the year.
TF: You have a new video out, what inspired you to title it Forty Days and Forty Nights?
The song tells of the break down in a relationship. It expresses the frustration that is felt when you are trying to escape that particular relationship but simply can’t, there is always something pulling you back in, it’s always looming over you. The title and inspiration for the song is therefore lent from the biblical story where Jesus is pursued through the desert.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
Despair leading to anger leading to depravity.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?
The list is endless. We’re a band whose songs always start with the lyrics. This leads us to look for a lot of literary influences before we’ve even started to consider the music. This time round we had stuff by the likes Stienbeck, Rimbaud and Poe laying around. On this album it doesn’t feel like we’ve lent on one thing too much for influence but have really magpied far and wide. For this record as well we wanted the music to really compliment the visual imagery we were trying to conjure. We were watching a lot of stuff like Twin Peaks in the studio and were really influenced by its sound track.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this video release, I see there is an album in the pipeline?
Fantasies of a Stay at Home Psychopath will be released on the 17th July, we’ve also got a bunch of dates which have had to be rescheduled for September so we’re looking forward to the time when we can get back on the road.