New Video: Welsh Artist Bethan Lloyd Shares Trance-Inducing “Cutting Circuits”

Bethan Lloyd is a Welsh singer/songwriter, composer, television present, performance artist and vocal teacher at some of the best Earth-based practice schools. Lloyd also performs with experimental vocal project SoundingBody and ritualistic beats duo Jet Pack Dog. But as a solo artist, the Welsh artist pairs trance-inducing vocals with harmonic layering and rave-inspired production to craft material infused with an otherworldly ecstasy.

Thematically, Lloyd’s work sees her engaged deeply in the art of relinquishing control and exploring the spiritual and emotional realms — and meshing them into something playful yet danceable. Her latest single, the woozy “Cutting Circles” see Lloyd pairing her plaintive, pop belter-like delivery with a lush and hypnotic production featuring skittering, tweeter and woofer rattling beats, buzzing synths and enormous hooks. Sonically, the song is a slick and futuristic synthesis of Kate Bush, Princess Century and Bjork — but in the 23rd Century.

The accompanying video features Lloyd dancing and singing along to the song with a spectral aura surrounding her. It’s as trippy and trance-inducing as the song.