Italian doom unit Messa is back for the first time in nearly four years with a solid seven-plus minute track called “Pilgrim.” The song is off Messa‘s coming record Close due out March 11, and features a beautiful music video shot and directed by Laura Sans.
“The video was filmed across different locations in Southern France and Northern Italy,” said the band. “The cave pictured in the second part of the video is the place where we recorded some parts of the album. We collaborated with an Algerian-descent choreographer and her crew to reproduce this ritual dance in the truest and most faithful way possible.”
“We came in contact with this dance called Nakh because it’s pictured on the cover photo we chose for our new album Close. Nakh is a ritual dance performed by women along the Algerian/Tunisian border. It features the swaying of the dancer’s head and thrashing of the hair. When we discovered Nakh we immediately thought about the similarities that this dance has with headbanging. The video is centered on the similarities that these two distant worlds have in common. The connection that creates between them is unexpected but very spontaneous.”
Pre-orders for Close are available here.
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