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John Carpenter shares My Name Is Death video

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies have launched a new single credit:Bang Showbiz
John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies have launched a new single credit:Bang Showbiz

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies have shared the first single from their upcoming album.

The trio have shared 'My Name Is Death' and released a video for their new single, which features the likes of Natalie Mering, Staz Lindes and Misha Lindes. The single will appear on their new album, 'Lost Themes IV: Noir'.

Discussing the inspiration behind their new record, Daniel said: "Sandy [King, John’s wife and producer] had given John a book for Christmas, of pictures from noir films, all stills from that era.

"I was looking through it, and I thought, ‘I like that imagery, and what those titles make me think of. What if we loosely based it around that? What if the titles were of some of John’s favourite noir films?'"

The video for the new single has been likened to a miniature noir movie.

John, 76 - who wrote and directed 'Halloween', the iconic slasher film from 1978 - said: "Noir is a uniquely American genre born in post-war cinema.

"We grew up loving noir and were influenced by it for this new album. The video celebrates this style and our new song, 'My Name is Death'."

Meanwhile, John believes that each of them brings something distinctive to their new album.

He explained: "This is who we are, I think.

"Daniel’s the adventurer. He pushes for new sounds, new directions. He tries things that I haven’t thought of. He’s a lot more daring than I am, and he enriches the whole thing.

"Cody’s the musician. He’s a savant at music. He understands music. We depend on him to rescue us."

Asked what he brings to the collaboration, John replied: "I’m the experience. I’ve done music for movies before."

'Lost Themes IV: Noir’ will be released on May 3.