Ritual released today their brand new single Wouldn’t Be Love and its accompanying video. It is available via Astralwerks here. It is taken fro their upcoming audio visual project No Escape Out of Time.
Following on from the narrative outline in Drown The Lovers, the Jackson Ducasse directed video perfectly complements the track while revealing more to the story. Speaking on the release, the band state :
“‘Wouldn’t Be Love’ is a key track from the ‘No Escape Out Of Time’ project for us. The lyric ‘the line of love and hate, we walk until we break’ is one of our favourites and it speaks a lot about the themes these songs on the project explore –
That line between loving someone to the point where you know they’ve changed you forever and yet then seeing your relationship fall apart and leave you feeling like you wish you’d never even met . At the same time, it’s a moment of realisation, accepting that ‘It Wouldn’t Be Love if it didn’t hurt nobody.’ That experience and everything that comes with it, is really what we all crave.
Musically , it’s the kind of dark cinematic production we naturally gravitate to – we always try to combine the dark 90’s UK/Bristol type influences (Portishead, Tricky etc.) but mix it up with the modern, forward thinking electronic music that excites us”.
In other news, Ritual will perform tracks from No Escape Out Of Time and their previous EP’s on June 15th at The Roundhouse in London, UK, as well as screening the accompanying film in its entirety.
LISTEN TO “WOULDN’T BE LOVE”