The Latest Release From Venus Furs’ Self-Titled Debut Album
New Video Hits Screens Tuesday, Jan 19
“This is a late-night, moody song about needing to accept that you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to be helped – watching someone go down dark or dangerous paths time and time again, and trying to help them, but not being able to if they don’t want things to change themselves. The title refers to the character’s motivation to put themselves in harm’s way – the desire to alleviate boredom in their search for new inspiration, and there’s a nod to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in the lyrics (‘Casually he introduces himself, As the wild son of love and death’).” – Paul Kasner, aka Venus Furs
“I wanted to present the visuals as a relation to both the lyrical tone and musical tone of the song. Heavily affected visual effects layered onto night time footage created a lushness that I feel when listening to the song. Ending the video with a visual effect that I’ve never seen or made before was a wonderful surprise for me, and I think matches the madness at the end of the song.” – Justis Krar, Video Director (IMMV Productions)
About Venus Furs
Venus Furs is the moniker of Montreal’s Paul Kasner, a multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer and self-described “perfectionist”. In the preceding years the act has taken many forms, supporting the likes of The Horrors and The Twilight Sad as he worked on refining and determining exactly what Venus Furs was meant to be. After years of hard work and multiple hurdles, Kasner recently released Venus Furs, a rigorously crafted set of songs that voyage heedlessly through sonic and mental terrain in a way that could only be the product of a single idiosyncratic mind.