“Inspired by the song, I wanted to create something dark and elegant that took place inside of a haunted house. That’s just what the song sounded like to me; a dream-like world of slow motion, macabre imagery. I also loved the idea of a video where you are finding unsettling things in the dark with a flashlight, you look even though you don’t want to look. This probably comes from growing up on a wonderfully creepy farm. A story of sisters, ghosts and roses started to take shape as the video was shot.”
‘The Gravedigger’s Song’ is out now as a limited colour 7″ vinyl and digital single, featuring a new version of ‘Burning Jacob’s Ladder’, a song which briefly featured in a trailer for the Rage video game in 2011.
The new Mark Lanegan Band album, Blues Funeral, featuring ‘The Gravedigger’s Song’, is released on February 6th.
Mark Lanegan embarks on a European tour next month, a full schedule of dates can be found here:www.marklanegan.com/tourdates/
The UK dates are as follows:
4th March – Bristol Academy
5th March – Manchester Academy 2
8th March – Belfast Mandela Hall
9th March – Glasgow ABC
10th March – Leeds Cockpit
12th March – Birmingham Library
13th March – London Shepherds Bush Empire