[Cover photo credit to Alina Patel]

Bedroom Electronic artist Animalweapon (Patrick Cortes) recently released a video for his single “Deserve” and has announced new album Set Of Constraints on April 15, 2022via Polychromatic Records.

Directed, filmed, and produced by Polychromatic Records owner/founder Scot Dunlap, the video not only “translates the song’s musings about depression/mental health struggles”, it also “serves as a love letter of sorts” to Cortes’ home of Raleigh, NC with many of the city’s locations appearing in the video.

Cortes comments on the video:

Aunt Betty’s was a very special bar for me and I spent a lot of time there while I was going through a lot of personal stuff, so I wanted to start the video there. The  song has a note of isolation about it, and the concept behind the video was meant to be very simple. Special thanks overwhelmingly goes to the staff and Aunty Betty’s – Rey, Reese, Jake, and owners Greg Ewan and Niall Hanley.

Regarding the album as a whole, Cortes adds:

A lot of this record is a marker of a transitional period of my life. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my last record Tyrannosaurus was very much a representation of a pretty low stretch, mental health wise. A lot of this album was me acknowledging that I can mitigate that if I actually put in the work, and starting to. I still write music with enough room for interpretation so that people can connect it to whatever they’re feeling, but ideally I hope it resonates with anyone who is working on themselves or ‘in the cocoon’ so to speak.