Seattle alt rock/alt pop artist Christopher Mansfield, aka Fences, has revealed the video for “No One” the latest single off his upcoming album ‘Bright Soil’ due out in September through Enci Records.
The track evokes a sense of movement and urgency as Manfield revisits his former self.
Off the single, Mansfield says, “No One” is a VERY old song. Written when I could fall in love with how a woman rolled a cigarette and a cocaine nose bleed was used to finger paint on a brown grocery bag. In the end, regardless of how relevant the lyrics are to me now in my life is, in fact, irrelevant. Someone else is somewhere else other than me. The song is a gallop that I still resonate with. The tempo is anxious in a way that feels alluring. I’d like to do more songs at this speed.”
On the video, he adds:
“Arm wrestling wounds and tiny trailer repetitions. Braids and plastic buffalo. It was a very hot day and after being there for only 10 minutes the world seemed to solidify itself. Everyone seemed in character to the degree that I could pass someone I knew personally but now only know them there, in that place alone. It was a joy to make and gave me such a perspective on the importance of a brave visual companion to music.”
Get the track here and watch the Spencer Sease- directed video below.
‘Bright Soil’ spotlights not only a time of monumental changes in Mansfield’s life, but is perhaps his most cohesive album to date. It features contributions from Felix Pastorius, Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse), Wesley Schultz (The Lumineers) and Ryan Lewis (Macklemore & Lewis).