Published Apr 06, 2020While Baroness had some world tour plans postponed due to coronavirus, the band are reminding listeners of music's power in troubling times with a new video for "Tourniquet."
The visuals for the Gold & Grey cut — now dubbed "Tourniquet (Socially Distant)" — find the four-piece playing through the song from their respective homes.
As the band wrote in a statement, the video "isn't meant to highlight musical perfection or precision. Personally, it serves as a reminder that, no matter what situation we face, we are still able to enjoy friendship, family and community through something as simple as a song."
You can find their complete statement below.
As of press time, Baroness are still slated to begin a North American co-headlining tour alongside Against Me! next month.
Gold & Grey arrived last year and was named one of Exclaim!'s 10 Best Metal and Hardcore Albums of 2019.
Hey everyone! Here's an as-live-as-possible performance of 'Tourniquet' that we made over the course of a couple days during this period of isolation. We have all maintained a rigid policy of social-distancing since becoming aware of this pandemic; which has unfortunately deprived us of our much preferred means of playing music. Throughout this crisis, the overall safety and responsibility of our global human community far outweighs the individual value of any show, festival or tour. We're refocusing and redoubling our energy to adapt to this situation as it unfolds. As difficult as it seems to navigate the effects of this virus, the isolation has not stripped us of our passion for Baroness' music. Playing music so far from our bandmates will never be particularly natural. However, the experience of making this video through emails, texts and phone calls has been a powerful reminder of how inspiring and invigorating music can be in times of stress, struggle and confusion. We hope you enjoy this performance. It isn't meant to highlight musical perfection or precision. Personally, it serves as a reminder that, no matter what situation we face, we are still able to enjoy friendship, family and community through something as simple as a song. Isolated but never alone… Baroness.