The socialite artist DAPHNE GUINNESS has released the new video for ‘But I’m Not’ from her latest album ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ produced by Tony Visconti and now available on CD & vinyl formats via Agent Anonyme.
You can see a clip from the ‘But I’m Not’ video below.
The song moves from husky chanteuse to 60s era Twiggy and evokes the innocent love and serene feeling of George Harrison.
Filmed in Paris, the black-and-white clips on ‘But I’m Not’ captures Daphne with long-time collaborator Visconti and her own band that features co-writer Malcolm Doherty and Terry Miles (both of Go-Kart Mozart), alongside Gary Liedeman (Thin Lizzy).
Speaking about ‘But I’m Not’ during which her lyrics mix between French and English, Guinness says: “It turns out you can rhyme a French line with an English line, which I wanted to do because I love a lot of French music, although most English songs are based on iambic pentameter, so it isn’t easy.”
“The track came out fully formed —it came from a place a deep pain for me. I wrote it when very angry with someone, and still am — but it sounds rather nice, like Françoise Hardy.”
‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ was released digitally earlier this year, along with the premiere at BFI IMAX in London of music videos created for the album by Nick Knight and The Fashtons (Aluna George, Maya Jane Coles, Django Django).
Visconti also worked on Guinness’ debut album, 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Optimist in Black’, having been introduced by David Bowie. Bowie was so impressed with her music that he recommended her to his long-time producer, and another chapter of Daphne’s life began.
‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ was recorded live to analogue tape at London’s British Grove Studios, on consoles previously used on The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ and Wings’ ‘Band On The Run’.
“I can’t sing a single word I don’t believe in,” says Guinness. “It’s the closest thing I can get to a memoir without making people I know very cross indeed. It’s all there: love, hate, nervous breakdowns.”
Photos by Fiona Garden of The Fashtons