Rachel Goswell dos Slowdive anunciou em Abril passado que tomava as rédeas de um novo projecto lado a lado com o seu marido Steve Clarke, os The Soft Cavalry. A banda lança o disco de estreia homónimo já em Julho pela Bella Union e até agora só tinha sido possível um breve mergulho com “Dive”, o primeiro single e vídeo, no novo projecto de inglesa.

Os The Soft Cavalry revelam agora o segundo single para The SoftCavalry que dá pelo nome “Bulletproof”. A nova música vem desde logo acompanhada por um vídeo a preto e branco simples e poderoso em que o casal canta através de linguagem gestual em homenagem ao filho de Goswell, que sofre de surdez.

For a long time now I have wanted to do a video that incorporates BSL (British Sign Language) due to my son being Profoundly Deaf with no hearing. He also has additional needs with CHARGE Syndrome that brings many added complications. I live within two worlds both Hearing and Deaf; and have learned a lot in the last nine years about the many barriers Deaf people can face in our society. One of the main points I was taught very quickly is how music is accessible to Deaf people. Of course music can be felt through vibration but visually I feel so much more could be done to enhance the experience. We made this video with the support of Sign Up BSL to translate “Bulletproof” so that the song flows properly in BSL. Sometimes with signing videos — they can be a literal translation of the words (Sign Supported English) which will make little sense to the Deaf viewer. Our hope is that we have achieved this and also that one day as my son gets older and develops his language skills he will be able to understand this song.

The Soft Cavalry sai a dia 05 de Julho e podem fazer a pré-compra na capa em baixo. Por agora, ficam os vídeos para “Bulletproof” e “Dive”, bem como o alinhamento do disco.

The Soft Cavalry

01. Dive
02. Bulletproof
03. Passerby
04. The Velvet Fog
05. Never Be Without You
06. Only In Dreams
07. Careless Sun
08. Spiders
09. The Light That Shines On Everyone
10. Home
11. Mountains
12. The Ever Turning Wheel

The Soft Cavalry - The Soft Cavalry

The Soft Cavalry – The Soft Cavalry