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News /V13 premieres video for Barzin’s latest single ‘Watching’ along with a Q&A about the new album ‘Voyeurs in the Dark’

V13 premieres video for Barzin’s latest single ‘Watching’ along with a Q&A about the new album ‘Voyeurs in the Dark’


Four years in making, Toronto artist Barzin is releasing his fifth studio album ‘Voyeurs In The Dark’ on 22nd April. That the album is more cinematic in its scope and conceptual in feel than his previous studio albums can be attributed to the time he spent over the past several years composing the soundtrack for the independent film, Viewfinder.

v13 have premiered the video for the second single from the album, ‘Watching (Feat. Set Feux), along with a Q&A  which you can read here.

About Watching Barzin reveals, “It’s always difficult to pinpoint what really inspires a song or a track, but if I tried to retrace my steps, I would say that maybe the muse arrived after I watched the film A short Film About Love by the Polish director, Krzysztof Kieslowski. The theme of looking runs throughout the film. It is about a young man who becomes obsessed by a beautiful woman who lives in an apartment across from him. He begins to watch her every night from his apartment. It is a very powerful film that deals with the themes of fantasy, desire, and voyeurism.

So, I think that was the jumping point for me. I’m interested in the concept of voyeurism. I think humans are deeply voyeuristic. You just have to look the popularity of Facebook and Instagram. People are literally looking into other people’s lives every second.

The video for Watching, shot by Michel Villeneuve, is dripping with floral indie-noir gorgeousness as shadowy abstract visuals swathe over Barzin and Set Feux. The fellow Canadian singer provides soft enchanting accompaniments to Barzin’s hypnotic carousel of melancholic moods as the pair entwine further and further.

Voyeurs In the Dark will be released worldwide on Monotreme Records on April 22nd 2022 digitally, followed by physical releases on CD and 180 g black vinyl on May 6th. Pre-orders of vinyl LPs or CDs from the Monotreme Records web shop will also include a free limited edition 27-page booklet of poems by Barzin, Playboys in the Holyland.

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Video Credits
Video shot by Michel Villeneuve
Edited by Kel McKeown
Additional technical assistance – Sina Salimi
Featuring Set Feux

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