Home Pop Music Daphne Guinness Releases New Single, ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ Alongside With Cinematic Video By Visionary Director Nick Knight

Daphne Guinness Releases New Single, ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ Alongside With Cinematic Video By Visionary Director Nick Knight

Daphne Guinness Releases New Single, ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ Alongside With Cinematic Video By Visionary Director Nick Knight


Daphne Guinness at present releases her new single, ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ by way of the unbiased label, Agent Anonyme Recordings. Her first new music in three years, ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ is lifted from Daphne’s forthcoming new album ‘Sleep’, due for launch late 2023.

‘Hip Neck Backbone’ is accompanied by an official video, directed by the visionary photographer and director Nick Knight of SHOWStudio. The brand new single follows Daphne’s 2022 appearances as a visitor decide on RuPaul’s ‘Drag Race All Stars’, and at London’s V&A Museum for his or her ‘In Dialog’ sequence.

Watch the Nick Knight directed video for ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ under.

Daphne Guinness - Hip Neck Spine (Official Video)

Layering an art-pop edge to her melding of ‘80s electronica reference factors, ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ finds Daphne Guinness embracing a new-found immediacy. Recorded at Abbey Highway Studios with the monitor’s strings scored by all-time nice Tony Visconti (who additionally produced her earlier three albums) the title and a part of its preliminary manufacturing comes from the development of samples made by the sound of Guinness’ personal hip, neck and backbone recorded impromptu throughout a chiropody session. 

Says Daphne; 

“I all the time put my complete being into every part I do, however on this case I wanted to make use of my physique in addition to my voice! ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ emerged in two takes – it’s a name to have a great time, partaking the physique and the beat.”

‘Hip Neck Backbone’ arrives at present by way of a video directed by Guinness’ long-time collaborator, Nick Knight. 

Talking concerning the video, Nick Knight says;

“Once I first heard ‘Hip Neck Backbone’ I felt it was a really trendy imaginative and prescient however based mostly in futuristic visions from the previous.  I checked out traditional futuristic references corresponding to Metropolis, Man Ray and Grace Jones. We labored with Daphne’s distinctive and unbelievable style assortment to movie over 25 iconic seems from nice designers corresponding to Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Azzedine Alaïa, all transformative seems creating Daphne a unique character for every part of the tune.”

Daphne provides: 

“So far as I do know this video has probably the most costume adjustments of any pop promo ever made! I needed to change each 2 – 4 bars all through the tune. It was an train in visiting a few of my earlier incarnations and to work with Alex Fury who bravely ventured into the depths of my archive. Watching it again is nice enjoyable – We actually cowl lots of floor! It’s an epoch shifting extravaganza in costume – from Metropolis to Marchesa Casati to past Blade Runner. There’s a lot element you’ll be able to watch it repeatedly and nonetheless see new issues.”

Although you’ve in all probability heard the identify earlier than, Guinness someway resists definition. There’s the shut friendships with Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow, the varied collaborations with artists & designers, alongside well-respected ventures on the earth of movie, with Guinness’ identify showing on the again of the Oscar-nominated, ‘Cashback’, which she co-produced, alongside a task in artwork movie, ‘The Homicide of Jean Seberg’. When you’re questioning at this stage what her motive for making albums is perhaps, a greater query to ask is why she waited so lengthy. A younger Daphne skilled professionally as a Lieder singer, gaining a spot to review on the Guildhall College of music earlier than life took her elsewhere. “I started in music”, she reveals, “and now I’ve ended up there.”

‘Hip Neck Backbone’ continues Daphne’s adventures throughout music, which reached a brand new peak together with her 2020 album ‘Revelations’ – a sonic tapestry of disco, excessive drama French chanson and luxurious orchestration. Between ‘Revelations’ and her earlier albums, reflecting upon the character of loss with ‘Optimist In Black’ (2016) earlier than exploring grander sonics with ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ (2018). 

Stream Hip Neck Backbone’ on all platforms HERE.

You’ll find out extra about Daphne Guinness and her music on-line on Spotify, ‎Apple Music, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.



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