Published on Nov 25, 2013
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'Break It To You Gently', taken from Camera Obscura's 4AD Session.
The five-track session was filmed in the band's hometown of Glasgow, at the Tron Theatre, whose 16th century clock tower is one of the city's most recognisable landmarks.
Directed by seasoned 4AD Session collaborators Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the pair knew exactly how best to present cuts from the act's most recent album, 'Desire Lines', released earlier this year -
"The idea behind the session was pure and simple - Camera Obscura are a perfect band, they record their songs all playing live together and there's a beautiful, unblemished chemistry in that unity."
Shot as the band were about to head off on a US tour, Tracyanne was heavily pregnant at the time, with her bump growing over the shoot as the baby re-positioned. For the session Iain and Jane made a large backdrop of the silvery tree-scape from the album cover and then set the band in front.
Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Director of Photography: Chloë Thomson
Camera Assistant: Donald MacSween
Production Assistant: Alison Piper
Recording: Kenny MacLeod
Mixing: Paul Savage
Backline: Jim Brady
Make-up: Kimberley Dewer
Stylist: Alexandra Fiddes