Released back in October, and the follow-up to the intriguing Steve Albini recording ‘This is Nowhere’, Malojian‘s fourth album saw Stevie Scullion move forward with a different approach. ‘Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’ recruited a different host of musicians and has proved an audio visual treat with help from filmmaker Colm Laverty, the BFI and drawing upon the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive. The latest of these videos is ‘Beard Song’.
Taken from the album, ‘Beard Song’ is an incredibly stripped down affair with Scullion’s voice and piano taking centre stage. The sparse percussion and trumpet adds additional colour to Scullion’s delicate performance. The video, by Laverty, places footage of Scullion ahead of archive footage sure to stir the memories of older generations.
The combined audiovisual work of Laverty and Scullion across the last two albums has proven to be a fruitful and creative collaboration.
The video for ‘Beard Song’ has been released ahead of a performances in Belfast’s Duncairn Centre on 26th January.