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'Clear Skies Ever Closer' is the first single to be taken from Cherry Ghost's third album 'Herd Runners', out 12th May 2014 on Heavenly Recordings.

Video directed by Maxine Peake. Featuring Maxine Peake and Shaun Evans (Silk, Endeavour)

Cherry Ghost has also unveiled a charming b/w video to the album's first single 'Clear Skies Ever Closer'. The video is the directorial debut of Maxine Peake and stars herself and Shaun Evans (Silk, Endeavour) as possibly estranged lovers wistfully contemplating their relationship.

Maxine Peake on the making of the video: "I've known Simon since 6th form and am a big fan of Cherry Ghost but bizarrely didn't realise they where one and the same.

"I only found out when Marc Riley informed me of the fact before inviting me along to a Cherry Ghost session for 6music. Which was absolutely stunning. So when Simon approached me to direct Clear Skies I hesitated for a second (as I've never directed anything in my life!) but I like a challenge and it was just too good an opportunity to pass up.

"I'd bought Shaun Evans 'Beneath the Burning Shoreline' as a birthday present a couple of years ago so I knew he wouldn't need much arm twisting to take part. Clear Skies Ever Closer is such a beautiful and evocative track, it was a real honour to try and represent Simon's artistry on screen.

"It was a steep learning curve but I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Artefact added : 2nd July 2014
by Abigail
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