Smooth Monday: Steven Wilson – Perfect Life

Taken from his fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase, Steven releases his video for “Perfect Life”. Directed by Youssef Nassar, Wilson has his first conceptual release inspired by the disturbing story of Joyce Carole Vincent who passed away in her apartment, completely unnoticed for almost three years. Wilson takes us on a journey of that discovery in a most illuminating way.

“The basic concept of the record – it’s about a woman growing up, who goes to live in the city, very isolated, and she disappears one day and no one notices.” Wilson says, “Now, your initial reaction when you hear a story like that is, ‘Ah, little old bag lady that no one notices; no one cares about.’  But she was young; she was popular; she was attractive; she had many friends; she had family, but for whatever reason, nobody missed her for three years.”

This latest collection from the prolific song-writer is a dynamic 11-song conceptual set, bringing together diverse aspects of his expansive sonic history. Recorded in September 2014 at AIR Studios London, Hand. Cannot. Erase. features the guitar-driven power, infectious melodies, and progressive sensibility of Wilson’s sprawling body of work.

Steven is currently on his Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour! Click here for more details.

And click here to get his album.

Video directed by Youssef Nassar