Dead Can Dance’s Jules Maxwell Releases New Video Shot by The Cure’s Perry Bamonte

The career of Jules Maxwell has been diverse to say the least. As well as his seminal post behind the keys for Dead Can Dance, the artist has worked alongside Grammy-winning choir The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices, written the single ‘First Of July’ for Foy Vance, and been a resident composer at London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for the last six years. And now, the pianist is finally planning to release his first solo album on the 28th September.

Speaking about the single and accompanying videos, Jules said, “Blowtorch is one of my most lyrically colourful songs. Interpreting it in film was always going to be a huge challenge. I was pretty sure I wanted something utterly minimal and not too illustrative. In their different ways all three films provide visual portals into hearing the lyrics more vividly. That’s what I love about all them all. There’s a beautiful sadness to them which completely connects with what I was trying to communicate in the words and music”.

Deleyman and Jules Maxwell
Irish Tour 2018

4th Oct – Limerick – Limerick City Gallery Of Art
5th Oct – Galway – Róisín Dubh
8th Oct – Lisdoonvarna – Roadside Tavern
9th Oct – Carlow – Visual
11th Oct – Dundalk – The Spirit Store
13th Oct – Portaferry – Portico