Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips has unveiled the new music video for "Go" from his latest solo release, Swallowed By The New. Premiering exclusively with Billboard Magazine, "Go" gives a melancholy, pensive look at Phillips walking up and down the stony shore in Stratford, CT. "The video for 'Go' certainly finds a kind of beauty in the emotional desolation conveyed in both the song and the clip," remarks Billboard's Gary Graff.
Phillips partnered with Director Hans Neleman to portray a song about "lighthouse love" as Phillips refers to it. "The song was written about that metaphor," Phillips explains, "the idea of breaking up being this act of love. Lighthouses are like that; Most styles of love are 'Come here. Come be as close to me as possible,' whereas the general message of a lighthouse is, 'I care so much about you, you should go way over there, as far from me as possible.' That's what the song is about, the idea of breaking up being this act of love, the most compassionate thing you can do. It's inherently a sad song, a breakup song, but it's about that being an act of compassion rather than severance."
In talking about Swallowed By The New, Glen says, “I made this album during the dissolution of a 23 year marriage. A major chapter of my life was coming to a close, and I discovered early on that I had to work hard to get through the transition with compassion and clarity. These songs were a big part of that process.” The album was recorded in May of 2015 with producer/bass player Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams), Jay Bellerose (drums), Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Ruby Amanfu (vocals).
Phillips continues to tour behind his solo releases, as well as play dates out with Toad The Wet Sprocket. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit glenphillips.com.