Mogwai return with video for new song Dry Fantasy

(Image credit: Mogwai)

Scottish post-rock quartet Mogwai have released a video for brand new song Dry Fantasy. It's taken from the band's just announced new album As The Love Continues which will be released through Rock Action Records on February 19. You can see the new album artwork and watch the video below.

As The Love Continues was recorded earlier this year with producer Dave Fridmann and features contributions from Atticus Ross  on Midnight Flit and Colin Stetson on Pat Stains). As The Love Continues will arrive 25 years on from the release of the band’s debut single Tuner/Lower

The new album was originally planned to be recorded in America, but the pandemic led to a relocation to Worcestershire and with producer Dave Fridmann separated by an ocean but appearing like an Orwellian oppressor. This pandemic necessity was quickly routine, it also bought them a little more time. 

Unable to perform the album for the time being,  Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite hopes the music can take you from somewhere different to where you are, “unless you are somewhere really amazing and then why are you listening to some weird music like this?”

Dry Fantasy is the first single to be taken from the record, a celestial track centred around a reverberating synth repetition, which reaches a state of dreamlike grandeur  as guitars and bass drift in and out of the track.  The track is accompanied by a video directed by Vaj.Power which draws interspersing images of blossoming flowers with the gnarled surfaces of a distant planet.


(Image credit: Rock Action Records)

Mogwai: As The Love Continues
1. To The Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth
2. Here We, Here We, Here We Go Forever
3. Dry Fantasy
4. Ritchie Sacramento
5. Drive The Nail
6. Fuck Off Money
7. Ceiling Granny
8. Midnight Flit
9. Pat Stains
10. Supposedly, We Were Nightmares
11. It's What I Want To Do, Mum

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.