Deaf Havana release video for latest single ‘Worship’

By Yasmin Brown

Following the surprise release of new track ‘Narcissus’ on Friday, Deaf Havana have now dropped the music video for their latest single, ‘Worship’.

The track itself has been described by front man James Veck-Gilodi as being “potentially the saddest song on the record, there’s an underlying melancholy to it”, and understandably so with lyrics such as, “Everything’s a mess when I’m around you, I wish I’d never found you”, highlighting the regret that one person can cause when they once made up such a large part of your life.

“I wrote it with my brother in a flat in Sheffield and we came up with phonetic sounds before we came up with lyrics, which is probably why the chorus melody is so rhythmic and not typical of how I usually write. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the record and it was the song we wrote the quickest, I think all in all it took us 15 minutes.”

The video is, quite literally, reflective of the lyrics which are a rumination of sorts; a look back at a past relationship.

Director Sedlec Ossuary says of the video:

The song in itself is a reflection, a meditation; on a life once intertwined with another. As such, when we join Deaf Havana, the band are encased within a mirrored room. Their reflection is clear and endless – the internalisation of error – the never-ending cycle of anamnesis and atonement for ones priors. As we move outside – both metaphorically and physically – to be illuminated and exposed to the elements, we begin to embrace who we are and our mistakes; as they are present for all to see.“

Check out the superbly shot video below.

Tickets for the band’s December 7 show at Brixton Academy are on sale now.

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