Today, rock supergroup stalwarts A Perfect Circle invited a small group of fans to the Grammy Museum in LA to see the hologram version of a new music video for the band’s brooding, low-key track ‘Eat The Elephant’, taken from the 2017 album of the same name. Alongside this exclusive, intimate screening, the stadium filling band played through songs from Eat The Elephant to an audience of 200.
So if you managed to see this performance and screening it’s safe to say that you were extremely fortunate. Though if you were not so lucky, you’ll be able to watch a 2D version of their hologram video over on YouTube, and it’s a strange, dreamlike animation featuring a girl, an octopus, and some sort of half-human creature. Perhaps it’s all a figment of this girl’s imagination, after all, she’s sitting up in her bed looking pretty damn confused. Anyway, see if you can figure it out for yourself.
Earlier this year, we spoke to songwriting talent Maynard James Keenan about the making of 2017’s comeback Eat The Elephant, which we thought continued to demonstrate A Perfect Circle’s unwavering ability to create reflective, emotional, desolate and poetic music. You can read the full interview here, where Keenan admits during the writing of the new album’s track title, that he: “[remembers] being in tears finishing that song.” It’s no surprise, considering the emotional depth that you can hear in it — you can watch and listen to this particular track at the above link. The song underwent many different changes - at one point filed as Ashes Divide material instead - before it became the beast that it is today.
Meanwhile, A Perfect Circle have huge gigs lined up in London abnd Manchester. Tickets are currently available here.