Veteran U.K. goth-mystic rockers The Cult are primed to cap off their most recent trilogy of albums with Hidden City, due Feb. 5. They’ve hyped it as a window into humankind’s innermost thoughts, and on the video for its latest single, we get to see what frontman Ian Astbury and company are musing about.
In the brand-new music video for the powerful “Hinterland,” a mysterious white-clad young woman enters a dream world and envisions “a shift in human consciousness.” Check it out below, premiering exclusively via Billboard:
“‘Hinterland’ is a place both real and imagined, a hidden city symbolic of a new Rome,” Astbury says. “Through the eyes of several witnesses we observe a young woman as she realizes her enlightened self in a dystopian dream world. ‘Hinterland’ is filled with symbolism, reflecting a new aeon in the shift of human consciousness as we realign with our planet’s natural rhythms.”
That’s an awful lot to take process, but rest assured the band dives even deeper across Hidden City. The Bob Rock-produced album follows trilogy precursors Born Into This (2007) and Choice of Weapon (2012).