There are a lot of things people forget about Scott Walker; journalists use words like mysterious and reclusive but is this really so? Draw up an honest profile of Scott Walker (based on the several things we know for sure about what he likes, how he lives, what he doesn't like: that he prefers home to limelight, say, European poetry and philosophy to tabloid blether and TV, experimental or classical music to craven pop) and you might find yourself looking at somebody very much like … yourself. How strange is that?
He never went away … but he's back again, 63, and younger than ever before. His spirit soars.
There are a lot of ways you might introduce the stunning, the towering singularity of Scott Walker's new work The Drift. As the critic Cynthia Ozick once said of novelist William Gaddis (three novels in thirty years): he may not have been "prolific", but "instead he has been prodigious, gargantuan, exhaustive, subsuming fates and conditions under a hungry logic."
Check out the video for the first single to be released from 'The Drift' entitled 'Jesse'
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.