The Blackheart Orchestra release video for brand new song Under The Headlights

Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington from The Blackheart Orchestra 2021
(Image credit: The Blackheart Orchestra)

Manchester prog duo The Blackheart Orchestra return to action by premiering their video for brand new single Under The Headlights, which is released today. You can watch the new video in full below.

Under The Headlights is taken from the band's upcoming album Hotel Utopia, which will be released by the pair, Rick Pilkington and Chrissy Mostyn, on August 26. The album is themed around a potential afterlife.

"All the 13 songs discuss the question of what happens (or might happen) after our life on earth ends," explains Pilkington. "Woven into Under The Headlights, the song features spoken word from an ancient recording of a lecture by 1960’s British philosopher Alan Watts and the video was shot a few feet from the edge of the 531ft high cliffs at Birling Gap, South Downs which is sadly Britain’s third most popular suicide location."

The band will launch a website to handle pre-orders for the new album soon.

At the same time The Blackheart Orchestra will be out on the road throughout April, May and June.They will play:

Apr 24: Liverpool Capstone Theatre
Apr 26: Cambridge The Junction
Apr 29: Glasgow St.Silas
May 1: Edinburgh Bannermans
May 6: Halesworth New Cut Arts Centre
May 13: Bath Rondo Theatre
May 15: Nottingham Bodega
May 25: London Grace
May 26: Manchester Gullivers
May 28: Falmouth The Tolmen Centre
May 29: St. Austell Arts Centre
Jun 1: Sheffield Greystones
Jun 9: Halifax Square Chapel

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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.