New Model Army have premiered the music video for the single Devil off of their 14th studio albumWinter. The video takes clips from the beginning of F.W. Murnau’s Faust, based on the version byGoethe, where Dr. Faust sells his soul to the demon Mephistopheles in exchange for youth and power, but ultimately redeems himself in the end through sacrifice and love.
The World is held in a spider’s web of roads, it’s easy to go wrong There are so many crossroads you might just stumble upon There are voices in my head, there are strangers just waiting there I lied when I swore that I never knew who I’d been talking to – he said How do you want it? How do you do? How do you want it to come to you?
And so down the stairway, down the hall, past familiar blood stains on the wall I double-crossed myself and find I’m at the open door And what a welcome I received, arms around each othe It was hard to tell which one of us was the more pleased How do you want it? How do you do? How do you want it to come to you?
Because if you look for me, you will find me, you will find me And if you look for me, so you will find me, you will find me
Some do anything not to be lonely, some do anything just to stay in the game Some build a wall around themselves and pretend that everything’s the same, Mirror, mirror on the wall – tell me that I’m loveable Tell me that I’m here at all…
How do you want it? How do you do? How do you want it to come to you? Because if you look for me, you will find me, you will find me And if you look for me, so you will find me, you will find me
They took me down to the Tree of Knowledge and said that I must resist And all I could think was – what kind of stupid joke is this? Not to want to know and feel everything that exists Behind the curtain drawn by self-appointed control freaks and their apologists And then there’s all that crazy superstitious stuff Like remembering to take salt for throwing over, right hand, left shoulder While all I could hear was the best tunes playing through the glass It’s strange what you can understand but still never really grasp And all you have to do is learn to turn the other way As people around you suffer, well, it’s easy, people suffer every day And then you find you’re in a trap of your own making, it holds you in its clutch Because once you’ve touched the poison, you poison everything you touch
If you look for me, you will find me, you will find m And if you look for me, so you will find me, you will find me (Sullivan, 2016)