Irma Vep is the on-going, evolving main vehicle for polymath musician Edwin Stevens and on his latest album Embarrassed Landscape, due 3rd April via Gringo Records, the project has reached a zenith.
Primarily recorded in Stevens’s adopted home town of Glasgow over two days with frequent collaborators Ruari Maclean and Andrew Cheetham, Embarrassed Landscape is an album that breathes in a fetid skip full of millennial dread, self-effacing anxiety and doubt before exhaling it as heartbreaking songs and ecstatic abandon.
Today he shares a new video for The Feeling Is Gone which director Tim Bishop says is “A fan fiction collage piece about navigating your own mental health to positive places in an environment thats out to get you.”
Of the song Stevens adds “the song was written with an almost identical theme, but instead of Butlins, it was my hometown, Llanfairfechan and I was most definitely projecting my woes onto it at a time when I had a lot of bad mental stuff going on. Moving away helped me love and appreciate the village I grew up in, realising that your world can be only as small as you make it.”
See him perform at Delicious Clam in Sheffield on April 1st.