MUSIC NEWS: Fences Announces New EP & Releases Video For ‘Boot Height’
Photo Credit: Adam De Gross
Fences, the alter ego of musician/songwriter Christopher Mansfield, has announced his new EP Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble, due for release on 30th April 2021 via Enci Records.
“I was on a four-wheeler once after a friend had died. I rode it to the top of a hill and I saw an elk and steam came out of his nose. When he noticed the hum of my engine his eyes widened and I never forgot that,” explains Mansfield. “Clearly, animals are a great analogy for love and death and the middle part of human experience. The EP feels like this. It was made quickly and with no intention other than to fill the room with something beautiful. It was myself and Dru and Adam. I remember laughter after tracking certain parts. It was a joy, truly. The EP is the middle part and the steam. The elk. ‘Boot Height’ however is the beginning before the beginning. The past life. A love so bold that it transfers. Like when your grandmother comes back as a hummingbird.”
In light of the announcement, Fences has released a video for his new single Boot Height.
“The first video for the EP was done by two beautiful artists in New York City,” he adds. “We found some magic in a bicoastal sense that I never really have done before and it gives me more of an acceptance of modern technology. You can see their hands and see the wall being broken. Nothing is a lie. It’s all trying and so are we.”