Watch Video For Null + Void’s ‘Where I Wait’ Feat. Dave Gahan

Both of them joined forces and talent to explore the darkest and violent-side of love.

Where I Wait” is the third single taken from Null + Void’s upcoming album ‘Cryosleep‘ featuring Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan. Both of them joined forces and talent to explore the darkest and violent-side of love.

I wrote it with Dave in mind,” says Null + Void (aka Kurt Uenala) about his frequent collaborator. “He wrote the melody & lyrics shortly after recovering from Cancer treatment which I think influenced the reflective tone.” The song also features Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes.

Kurt, before venturing on this solo project, has produced artists such as Moby, Sara Bareilles, Soulsavers, Black Ryder and the Depeche Mode itself.

The single will be accompanied by a music video directed by New York based director and photographer Timothy Saccenti.

In the Null + Void video, we follow a desperate character in his attempt to transcend a physical space and escape his addictions via a hallucinatory female.

The environment is a dystopic, brutalist variation on an old theme: the stifled, domestic household. The refrigerator, the television, the wine bottles, and – most notably – the main character’s nonexistent female counterpart evoke this dark theme. The cold lighting, concrete doors and metal containers further elicit the atmosphere of a prison in which he tries to resist the temptations offered by his imaginary friend.

The illusory female character’s performance is mostly static, as though she is another object in the room. Her eyes are glazed over in reverie, the mode by which the action will follow.

Most important is the television, which serves as a physical manifestation of these purely mental (intellectual) fantasies. Its formal role in the narrative is essential, and as the viewer’s perspective is fed through the television, we lose our place. What is real and what is the fantasy? In this way, we are able to identify with the protagonist.

After reality and fantasy are knotted together, they fracture, and the space is literally broken into parts. This is reminiscent of a familiar sensation at the end of a dream or reverie, when the idea comes together and then falls apart. The video thus gives us a picture of what the nature of escape can sometimes feel like: the ecstasy of transcendence, the eluding of time, the total circumvention of life as a physical object.” says Saccenti.

1. Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan)
2. Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan) (Radio Edit)

Where I Wait” (feat. Dave Gahan) is out now, while ‘Cryosleep‘ LP is set to be released on November 3rd through HFN Music. Pre-order it here!

Listen to “Where I Wait” below!


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