Following Friday’s release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Unlearning’, Glasgow’s WALT DISCO today share the enchanting video for new single ‘Be An Actor’.
The song, about a long-distance romance shared by frontperson James Potter during lockdown, is equal parts hopeful and heartbreaking. “We never met, but spent our conversations daydreaming of what could be, painting pictures of romance, a fantasy that I could run away somewhere and fall in love,” they share.
“The verses tell of how we shared in self discovery and lent courage to each other, assuring ourselves that these changes are the start of a hopeful future”.
The video, created by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas of Humble Film Productions, features a series of charming, dreamlike sets crafted by miniature artist Chell Young.
The band was filmed against green screen backdrops and meticulously inserted into their new tiny, whimsical world.
Throughout the video, scale and direction make less and less sense as the world becomes more surreal and unfastened from reality.
‘Unlearning’ is out now via Lucky Number – purchase/listen here.
The album release comes hot on the heels of a riotous run at SXSW, with their debut US performances dazzling fans and US critics alike and garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, Austin Chronicle and more.
‘Unlearning’ is a breathtaking debut from Walt Disco and is steeped in metamorphoses, a stage show in two acts. It covers flings and romances, identities and bodies and change, profound familial love, and – of course – Hollywood glamour. While the themes of the album are universally relatable, Walt Disco’s gift is in the unique experience of discovery and heartbreak between queer people. In Walt Disco’s eyes, it’s never too late to become what you might have been and there are plenty of possibilities to explore on ‘Unlearning’.