Circuit des Yeux has released the second single and video taken from her Matador Records / Remote Control Records debut, -io, out October 22nd. With sweeping strings and ornate vocal arrangements, ‘Sculpting the Exodus’ brings the scale of the album’s ambition into sharp focus. The video was filmed in Chicago during the same session that yielded -io’s cover image, which captures vocalist/composer Haley Fohr suspended in void.
Fohr on ‘Sculpting the Exodus’:
“What is Sculpting the Exodus?
It is devotion. It is the well.
It is my grandmother going into hospice, writhing in pain.
It is reality exploding on an island made of sand. It is depression and the isolation of deep grief.
I was trapped in a choir of myself with nothing to grab onto but echoes of past selves.
It obliterated my heart until the only working parts of me were the appendages furthest from my mind.
A few notes here
A couple notes there…
The fingers were working when nothing else could. And I was fantasising of leaving like I always do…”