Portishead Drop new Song for Amnesty International

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.

Portishead – Chase The Tear from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.

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.

A video of Portishead performing ‘‘Chase the Tear’’ will also be available from 10 December at: www.amnesty.org.uk/portishead and at www.portishead.co.uk

John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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