Portishead's Beth Gibbons has revealed details of her decade-in-the-making solo album, titled Outdated lives. The project will be released on May 19th via Domino, and today you can hear its debut single “Floating On A Moment.”
In a press release, Gibbons says the album was inspired by “motherhood, anxiety and menopause” as well as “a lot of goodbyes” in her life. “I realized what life was like without hope,” she wrote. “And it was a sadness I had never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you're dealing with your body, you can't make it do something it doesn't want to do.
“People started dying,” she continues. “When you're young, you never know the end, you don't know how it's going to end. You think: we're going to get past this. It will get better. Some endings are hard to stomach… Now that I've come out the other end, I just think you have to be brave.
Below you can watch the music video for “Floating On A Moment,” directed by Tony Oursler. “When I first heard 'Floating On A Moment,'” Oursler says, “it literally transported me from place to place, filling me with emotions and kaleidoscopic visions. If possible, I wanted to capture this psychic liquid in this video.”