Empath Share Video for New Song “Born 100 Times”
The Philadelphia rock band Empath have returned with a new song. “Born 100 Times” is their first new music since their 2019 debut album Active Listening: Night on Earth. The song’s music video was filmed at a state fair. Find it below. (The video opens with a warning that it “contains flashing lights and/or imagery which may affect viewers with photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.”)
“While the lyrics are a somewhat spiritual reflection on devotion and power in one’s life, an isolating and very internal experience, the video offers a different viewpoint,” vocalist/guitarist Catherine Elicson said in a statement. She continued:
The video began as an idea [synthesizer player] Randall [Coon] had of us showing up with cameras at the New York State fair. There’s something beautiful and nostalgic about a fair we wanted to try and capture. Two friends, Halle Ballard and Johnny Costa, filmed us having real, uninhibited fun running around, eating fried food, absolutely dominating the carnival games, drinking countless wine slushies, getting spun around on rides, and just enjoying being together. It was a much needed night of leisure at the end of a long summer spent preparing for the next phase of Empath. The video is a document of this special moment in time for us. United together, we left behind the isolating, internal struggles of our lives and connected to the real world outside of ourselves.
Read Pitchfork’s Rising interview “Meet Empath, Four Friends Who Make Noise Rock That’s as Healing as It Is Brutal.”