Sparta has revealed a new single “Miracle.” The track is off the forthcoming new album Trust The River which is set for release April 10 via Dine Alone.
Jim Ward about the song: “(Once in the studio) I had all the parts to a song that was being written in the moment...we rehearsed it through twice, then recorded a version to listen back to. That version is what you hear now- we never touched it again. It was an experience I've never had before, a song exploding into existence and never looking back….it's inspired by a fictional timeless romance that's not been allowed. Lovers who, for whatever reason, can't share a home or a life. Maybe the lovers are in a time when interracial or interfaith or homosexual relationships are forbidden - but the tag of the song is ‘sometimes miracles come late.’ As in - don't give up on the love, don't give up on the faith, don't give up on hope - don't give up on the song.”
The video was directed, shot, and edited by Angie Reza Tures. Angie Reza Tures is the Executive Director of Femme Frontera, a film organization in El Paso, Texas made up of six women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Femme Frontera advocates for the amplification of films made by female filmmakers from borders across the globe and celebrates these unique voices through showcasing work, funding female-directed projects, and providing film education. She had this to say about the video: “Miracles are hard to come by and, I think at some point, we all hope for one. I shot in stop motion, a series of snapshots/moments, to show our day to day - how we live, how we work, our tenacity, and the inspiration we receive along the way. More often than not though, I think we can get lost in the routine, ultimately taking life for granted, and failing to see what's actually in front of us. I filmed the last shot of the video in real time to illustrate that, as much as his vision of his future is strong and hopeful, nothing hits your harder than the reality of the present moment.”