Just over a month ago BC Camplight announced his new album Deportation Blues, for release on August 24th via Bella Union, along with sharing the title track - which we named track of the day. Today he returns with a second single from the album, 'I'm Desparate', and we have the pleasure of presenting the humorous and horrifying video that accompanies it.

The title 'I'm Desperate' should be taken both at face value and with a pinch of salt; Brian Christinzio has had a tough few years of forced emigration and institutions telling him he's unwelcome, but he has managed to keep a wry and playful outlook throughout the tumult, and infuses his songs with that same charm. When it comes to the visual accompaniment for 'I'm Desperate' he takes both of these poles to new extremes. It sets up with Brian and his unwell wife watching the news (never a comfortable activity anymore), and as she drifts off to sleep we are sucked into her nightmare where the frenetic and tense 'I'm Desperate' is the frantic soundtrack to her warped visions of Brian and his band playing the song.

Meanwhile, back in the conscious world, Brian makes a last-ditch phone call to an illegal doctor who might be able to help his wife, but when he shows up the video for 'I'm Desperate' only gets even more nightmarish - matching the song's overarching themes and frenzied sonics.

Manchester–based collective ShortForm directed the video, and they say: “I can't recall a more entertaining shoot. Brian is one funny cat but obviously takes this song seriously. As ridiculous as he looks in the video it was tempting to go pretty comical. However, whenever he thought an idea was too light he'd look me in the eye and say ‘I'm BC Camplight not Mac Demarco’. I'm still not really sure what that meant but we sure got a spectacular video in the end.”

BC Camplight adds of the song 'I'm Desperate': "[it] is about being me. I hope not too many people relate to it on a heart level, but I fear many people will.”

BC Camplight's Deportation Blues comes out August 24th through Bella Union. Catch him live at these dates:

Thursday 6th September – LONDON – Rough Trade East
Wednesday 10th October – MANCHESTER – Gorilla
Wednesday 17th October – LEEDS – The Wardrobe
Thursday 18th October – GLASGOW – The Great Eastern
Friday 19th October – NEWCASTLE – Cluny 2
Saturday 20th October – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club
Tuesday 23rd October – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
Wednesday 24th October – BRIGHTON – The Green Door Store
Thursday 25th October – LONDON – Omeara
Friday 26th October – LIVERPOOL – The Dome (with Phosphorescent)
Saturday 27th October – DUBLIN – The Workmans Club
Monday 29th October – CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms
Tuesday 30th October – OXFORD – The Bullingdon
Wednesday 31st October – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Thursday 1st November – BRISTOL – Rough Trade Bristol
Friday 2nd November – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega