Noah Deemer has today released his new double single video for ‘Modern Ruins’ and ‘Lay Your Hands’, from his upcoming album ‘The Sleepwalker’, dropping May 6th.
Feeling like a vivid project, concept, and a preview, the video gives us a good, long, hard, and lush look at the things to come on May 6th. Ever the consummate artist, Noah Deemer shows his talent and originality in a new way as visual art in an abstract way. Destined to make you think, have a drink, and contemplate what you see and hear because you are experiencing an immersion into the mind of someone who has created their own world.
About Noah Deemer
Noah Deemer is a musician and artist living in NYC. His debut album, the art-pop / post-punk odyssey, The Sleepwalker, will be released May 6th.
The Sleepwalker was written in New York and recorded at night in a moonshine cabin in North Carolina with a wide range of instruments – 70s synthesizers, saxophone, heavy metal guitar, violin, analog drum machines, etc.
The album is a personal chronicle of heartbreak and coming of age, set in the shadow of widespread social and environmental crisis. Through it all runs a deep yearning and a spirit of defiance. Opener “Modern Ruins,” for example, veers mid-song from sludged-out chaos into bright, lush synthesizers and back again. The midnight drifter in “Underwater Green / Coming Down,” rasps into feedback and saxophone. “Glorify me, cover me in diamonds,” Deemer sings in a hoarse baritone, “I can ride on the edge of a thrill, my fantasies would take more than a lifetime to fill.”
While writing The Sleepwalker, Deemer started doing hypnosis on the Upper East Side. Some images in the lyrics came from these trance states, and the hallucinatory, dreamlike experience of being hypnotized crept into the very structure of the songs. The end result is singular and powerful – an extraterrestrial journey through the modern world. Something like a punk record trapped inside a dream pop record – raw emotions, city swagger, ecstatic hooks, luscious drugged out crooners, and vampire poetics shape shifting around in the subconscious. In its enigmatic, fragmented beauty, The Sleepwalker reaches for a spiritual truth about life out of time.
Featured image by Alan Dehmer.