Italy’s New Candys explores the meaning of duality with their new track, Twin Mime. Connecting action and consequence, personal identity both public and private, and the fooling of our own egos, the band dives deep into philosophical territory with a compelling psychedelic guitar riff. Drawing upon the energy spheres of The Horrors, Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Dandy Warhols, Twin Mime is the latest offering from their album Vyvyd, complete with a riveting new video directed by frontman Fernando Nuti.
“Twin Mime was the last song we wrote for the album,” the band says. “…The volcanoes that appear in the music video refer to the terrestrial hell, and Earth’s fury toward humans.”
Nuti recalls the writing process for the album over the last few years as being a tumultuous period, rife with line up changes and shifts in the creative process. “As soon as the new line-up formed, the excitement to create new music together was overwhelming, and helped…immensely,” he says. “There was an urgency for us to evolve, to find a new chemistry and to convert it into something creatively fulfilling, something that could surprise us. The aim was to expand our sound into new territories; everyone in the band brought new ideas and influences to the table. We dived deeply into digital recording techniques, embracing them, using loops, real and virtual synths and drum machines, balancing them with the dirty analogue sound the band always had.”
The album’s visual and lyrical themes are carefully crafted with hidden and subliminal messages. “Of course we’re influenced by our own personal lives and the world around us, but we have always considered our music to be devoted and connected to visions and images, inspired by dreams and nightmares rather than reality, so ‘Vyvyd’ is a reference to this aspect,” says Nuti. “Vivid memories, vivid colors, sonically speaking our ideas and goals are clearer than ever.”
The videos and accompanying artwork are part of a complete concept for this track and, indeed, the entire album, taking inspiration from the cinematic visionaries such as Kenneth Anger and Alejandro Jodorowsky. “This record has its own mythology,” Nuti explains. “We played with religious, pagan and archetypal symbols…If we had to sum up the album in one concept, it would be the contradiction of light: God/good is often represented with a bright glow, whilst Lucifer, the personification of evil, means light-bearer.”
Vyvyd, following the widely-acclaimed Bleeding Magenta, was recorded at Fox Studio in Venice. This will be New Candys’ fourth album, and the first from the current New Candys line-up of Fernando Nuti, Andrea Volpato, Alessandro Boschiero and Dario Lucchesi. The album was mixed and mastered by producers Tommaso Colliva (Calibro 35, The Jesus And Mary Chain) and Giovanni Versari.
Watch “Twin Mime” below”
The record will be available through Little Cloud Records and Dischi Sotterranei, plus an exclusive vinyl edition via Fuzz Club.