In the lead up to his highly anticipated UK tour, Neil Hannon, aka The Divine Comedy, unveils a stunning combined animated video for new double A side Infernal Machines and You’ll Never Work In This Town Again

These celebrated tracks come from the acclaimed Office Politics, Hannon’s highest charting album (#5) that was released earlier this year, spawning appearances on shows across BBC Radio 2, 6Music, Radio 4, ITV & BBC Breakfast amongst others.

The two tracks illustrate Neil Hannon’s diversity as a songwriter. The industrial glam of Infernal Machines and the murky Latin syncopations of You’ll Never Work This Town Again both expertly comment on the reluctance to fully place our lives in the hands of technology.

Hannon described the tracks as being “at the very heart of what I was trying to do and say on Office Politics. Lyrically; that I’m not greatly enamoured of our rush to hand over our world and our lives to technology, and musically; that I would use all means at my disposal to properly frame these ideas.”

The animated music video is directed by Mathieu Persan, who said that despite the pessimistic themes of the song, he wanted the video to “carry a message of hope. I think the whole movie is just a praise for a more simple life, a bit further from technology and closest to nature.”

The single will be released digitally and as a limited edition 7”, arriving ahead of an 11-date UK and Ireland tour this month which includes a must-see show at London’s Eventim Apollo on 17 October. Click here to purchase tickets.



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