Portishead are releasing a brand new track – “Chase the Tear” for Amnesty International.
Chase the Tear is a slice of deep retro synth pop full of analog drive and of course the serene anguish of singer Beth Gibbon. This isn’t a throw-away track but deeply felt performance with a very moody performance video to go with it.
I could’ve done without the edge of the cliff ending though.
The track will be aired first in the UK on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show (7-9pm) on 9 December on the eve of international human rights day (10 December) and similarly on radio stations around the world.
It will be available as an exclusive download single from 7 digital (http://www.7digital.com/portisheadamnesty) from 10 December, with all earnings going towards Amnesty’s human rights work and all rights given to the organisation.
John Diliberto ((( echoes )))