John Cale has shared a video on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. Cale has made a version of “If You Were Still Around”, originally part of his 1982’s album Music For A New Society, to pay tribute to his ex-Velvet Underground bandmate Lou Reed. The video, directed by Abigail Portner, showcases a sorrowful Cale evoking Reed, as well as Velvet Underground members and Warhol. You can watch it below.
Cale also shared a statement in reference to his friend saying, “a moth and a candle met. They decided to become friends. Everyone enjoyed watching their discourse – especially the risk takers. Then one day a big rain came. The Moth couldn’t fly and the Candle puttered out. Everyone laughed in bitter awe and blamed the rain. Most however knew the deeper truth – the Candle remains lit and the Moth will stay close”.