Beth Jeans Houghton has unveiled the video for ‘Dodecahedron’, her current free download and the first track from her forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut album (produced by Ben Hillier – Depeche Mode, Elbow, Blur – due in summer 2011).
Showcasing Beth’s extraordinary voice and off-kilter lyrics, ‘Dodecahedron’ explodes in cascades of colours and little drummer boy beats. “The night before I wrote it I had a dream that consisted of me running up to strangers in the street and asking them what a dodecahedron was, but no one knew,” says Beth. “I later found out that the ancient Greeks believed the Dodecahedron is a symbol of the universe and represents an idealized form of divine thought. Take from that what you will.”
‘Dodecahedron’ is still available as a free download via the Mute Soundcloud page:
Beth recently performed as part of Mute’s stunning Short Circuit event at the Roundhouse. More UK and European tour dates are to be announced later this month/early next.