“Atheist’s Prayer” (demo) (video) Veteran Canadian punker Art Bergmann emerged from hiding with the 2014 EP Songs for the Underclass, and now he’s planning to follow it up with a new album called The Apostate. He’s currently raising money for the LP with a PledgeMusic campaign, and he’s given us a taste of what’s in store by sharing a video for a demo of “Atheist’s Prayer.”
The song is a mellow roots rock number, as Bergmann croons fragilely over a stripped-down arrangement of shuffling drums and subtly nimble, clean electric licks. This is only a demo, however, so the final version might sound a little different. The accompanying video uses extremely vintage-looking fidelity to show footage of modern-day Vancouver, as shaky, scratchy-looking shots of the city are run through a blue-looking filter.
Check out the clip below. The footage was shot by David George and edited by Gordon Withers.
Fans who want to pre-order a digital copy of The Apostate or get other goodies can check out Bergmann’s PledgeMusic campaign.