Brooklyn duo, Beacon release their latest single ‘Pay My Debts’ from their upcoming album ‘Along The Lethe’ out September 9th via Apparent Movement. The track is paired with the official video directed by Boy Tillekens.
After announcing their fourth full-length album Along the Lethe, Beacon shares another new single with the incredible ‘Pay My Debts’. The song is emblematic of the effortless genre-blending heard across the upcoming record: thick R&B grooves sashay through incandescent synth hooks and a tactile, rhythmic atmosphere. Their latest release conveys a core theme from Along the Lethe, with lyrics that reckon with guilt and absolution in some of the band’s catchiest vocal melodies to date.
Meanwhile, the latest single is accompanied by a surreal animated music video from director Boy Tillekens, in a journey that takes them from the idyllic banks of a motionless river to a billowing plume of dark smoke across the horizon. Talking in the video, the director states: “I was picturing a Thomas Hart Benton painting coming to life. Treating the landscapes as if it’s a character itself – quite surreal, a bit Lynchian.”
Beacon wrote ‘Along the Lethe’, during the time of extreme uncertainty in the pandemic, with the band explaining:
“I was haunted by this feeling of history intruding on our reality as lockdown descended on NYC, I was reading a book called The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth about the apocalyptic aftermath of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066, written in a ‘shadow tongue’ combining old and modern English. This uncanniness followed me through the pandemic.” Composed and produced largely in quarantine, ‘Along the Lethe’ is an album as much about the allure of forgetting tragedy, as it is the need to maintain our connections to the past. It’s no stretch to say ‘Along the Lethe’ is Beacon’s most eclectic, expansive album to date. As Jacob describes it, “It feels like a record without restraints.”
‘Along the Lethe’ arrives on September 9th, 2022 on the band’s imprint, Apparent Movement.
Beacon 2022 world tour dates:
Sep 10th – Brooklyn, NY at Public Records
Sep 13th – Boston, MA at Middle East
Sep 14th – Atlanta, GA at Aisle 5
Sep 25 – Chicago IL at Schubas
Oct 6 – Montreal, QC at Bar Le Ritz
Oct 15 – Portland, OR at Holocene
Oct 23 – Los Angeles, CA at Lodge Room
Nov 15 – Haarlem, Netherlands at Patronaat
Nov 17 – Budapest, Hungary at Turbina
Nov 18 – Glasgow, UK at The Hug &w Pint
Nov 19 – Manchester, UK at YES
Nov 20 – London, UK, at Nells