Patrick Wolf’s forthcoming The Bachelor LP is high on our radar, and not just because it was financed by his fans or because Tilda Swinton guests. Though those are certainly two facts that are hard to forget. We may also have a hard time forgetting the image of Patrick in a dog collar, which hit the Internet Monday. Now the provocative video for the dark new wavey “Vulture” is available for public viewing too. Assuming you’re not at work. From Patrick’s MySpace: “[The video] shows an enraptured, semi naked Patrick writhing in a full S&M, bondage outfit. The controversial scenes are intercut with those of Patrick as the leather clad ‘Vulture’ and as an unmasked icon. Inspired by experiences Patrick gained and suffered on the American leg of the 2007 ‘Magic Position’ tour, the video perfectly depicts these experiences, which Patrick describes as ‘getting involved in some dodgy satanic sex games and exploring the many dark sides of Los Angeles.'” Tilda Swinton’s not in it, no, but Patrick’s butt is.
Patrick directed and Rory Broadfoot served as Director of Photography. Also via MySpace: “The beautiful leather and bondage wear was provided by the visionary avant garde designers Fleet Ilya and the sculptural vulture cape was commissioned especially by Patrick as part of ‘The Bachelor’ wardrobe from acclaimed up and coming designer Ada Zanditon.” Though I’m sure you recognized their work.
The “Vulture” single is out 4/20, followed by The Bachelor 6/1 on Patrick’s own Bloody Chamber Music.