Humanist, the expansive and ambitious project orchestrated by guitarist and producer Rob Marshall, shares new single ‘Shock Collar’, featuring iconic Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan.
The track is announced alongside the news that the project’s self-titled debut album will be released via Ignition Records on Feb 21.
New single ‘Shock Collar’ featuring Dave Gahan offers a stirring insight into the world that Humanist soundtracks, and its accompanying video is a dizzying, emotive and luminous visual gateway into the song.
Listen to ‘Shock Collar (feat. Dave Gahan)’ by Humanist on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Filmed in New York, directed by Derrick Belcham (Brian Eno) and designed by Tracey Maurice (Arcade Fire), the video the explores the psychology of a heartbroken and regretful figure and the dual symbol of the halo / shock collar as a guide.
Gahan comments; “It was a pleasure to be asked to be a part of Rob’s ‘Humanist’ project. Mark Lanegan asked me, and I liked the idea immediately… It’s a beast! I went for the vocal, with the visual of driving fast on an empty highway. We shot the video over a couple of days in New York, and it all came together”.
Masterfully conducted by Rob Marshall (guitarist of Exit Calm and co-writer of Mark Lanegan’s celebrated ‘Gargoyle’ and ‘Somebody’s Knocking’ albums) who wrote, played and produced all the music here, Humanist is a swirling Niagara of fuzzed-out industrial melody and noise, that has attracted an all-star cast of collaborators.