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Novo Amor Unveils Video For Title Track Of Debut Album 'Birthplace'

Thursday, 14 June 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Novo Amor has shared a video for the title track of his debut album, 'Birthplace', which is due for release on October 19 through AllPoints.

It was shot in Komodo and Bali in Indonesia with production duo Sil and Jorik. Discussing the concept, they said:

"We want to make films about stories that matter, especially when those in disadvantage can't speak for themselves. The pollution of our oceans is one of the most important stories of our time. They are under attack by a rapidly growing tumour of plastic waste for which we are responsible. We've been exploring ways to make a video that touches on this topic for a while, and when we heard Ali's music the specific idea came to us almost in a flash.”

"On the last day of filming the whale [sculpture], we disassembled it and took it out of the water. We removed all the plastic and nets and transported the segments back to the mountain village where it was created. Here, the builders will add extra, woven bamboo to replace the plastic. Soon, it will find its final resting place on a waterfall near the village where it will become a permanent tourist attraction with a water fountain shooting from its mouth.’'

Ali Lacey, aka Novo Amor, added:

"The presence of plastic waste littering our oceans is not a new issue, but it’s an issue that has been worsening for years and is something that we can and should be addressing. The problem is not only a threat to marine life, but to the entire food chain, our whole ecosystem. When something impacts wildlife in such a profound way, we can expect it to impact upon us. The problems are manifold, the repercussions shocking, but there are ways in which we can raise awareness of such an urgent issue, and counter it.”

Speaking about the track, he said:

“Birthplace, as a song, represents change, the release of an attachment to something that defines your character. It’s a theme that inadvertently manifested during the making of the record. The birth of Novo Amor was just me ‘emigrating' from myself in a way; a departure in the wake of defeat. I’ve always been inspired by sudden changes and movements in my life, and I've felt that the creation of this record has been a further articulation of this. This ‘emigration from self’ is now felt and expressed more as a landing, a ‘becoming of self’, a joyous but slightly skewed look back at the past.”

Lacey has lined up UK shows in October as part of a wider European tour. Tickets are on sale now. Check below for dates.

Novo Amor Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue October 16 2018 - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Wed October 17 2018 - GLASGOW Saint Lukes
Fri October 19 2018 - LEEDS Brudenell Community Room
Sat October 20 2018 - BRIGHTON Haunt
Mon October 22 2018 - LONDON Union Chapel
Tue October 23 2018 - LONDON Union Chapel
Wed October 24 2018 - PARIS La Maroquinerie (France)
Thu October 25 2018 - HEIDELBERG Karlstorbahnhof
Sat October 27 2018 - COPENHAGEN Vega (Denmark)
Sun October 28 2018 - STOCKHOLM Kagelbanan (Sweden)
Tue October 30 2018 - BRUSSELS Botanique Orangerie (Belgium)
Wed October 31 2018 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso Noord (Netherlands)
Thu November 01 2018 - HAMBURG Gruenspan (Germany)
Fri November 02 2018 - BERLIN Funkhaus (Germany)

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