London based band Night Flight today release a new video for their recently-released single ‘David’.
Directed and choreographed by renowned director Elizabeth Arifien, the video features two dancers as they interpret the feelings and emotions portrayed within ‘David’. “Dance is used to tell the story of a couple going through the ups and downs of a break up,” Arifien explains. “Through the cathartic journey the dance complements the song by expressing the subtext of Sam’s lyricism and the underpinning emotion. As with a lot of break ups, what hasn’t been said or could have been said can be the most profound.”
Take a watch below…
‘David’ is lifted from Night Flight’s upcoming White Noise EP, due for release April 3rd 2020 via CRC Records. The follow-up to their self-titled debut released in 2018, the songs on White Noise individually explore the nuances in specific pockets of life; exploring disillusionment, isolation and self-reflection in the midst of personal recovery.
Night Flight (aka Sam Holmes, Dan Webb, Harry Phillips and Oliver Halvorsen) are a band whose strength and appeal lies in their ability to construct affecting, relatable songs – pairing meditative, honest lyrics with high-reaching folk-rock instrumentals. New single ‘David’ is a fine example of that, with singer and guitarist Sam Holmes ruminating on a past relationship: “You’re doing better than I thought without me”.
Speaking on the release of ‘David’, Sam describes the track as “A mourning of love through second-hand news. The conversations shared with a forgotten friend in the strange aftermath of a relationship wherein perpetuity ends.”
‘David’ portrays a scenario where two people were once so cognitively intertwined, but they now share each other through news and rumour. “‘David’ is the coming to terms of the end” Sam goes on to say. “A realisation that what once was, will no longer be; that someone you’ve known for so long, will now only exist in memory.”
Written predominantly in Sam Holmes’ hometown of Rye on the British south-coast, the songs on White Noise were penned during a period of transition both for the band and for Sam personally. There’s a backdrop of heartbreak, the panic of anxiety and subsequent feeling of catharsis.
Speaking on the upcoming EP, Sam said: “There are moments on it that feel darker than anything we’ve done before. The production is still considerate of the songs, but there’s more imagination. Hopefully the music conveys the range of emotions felt in moments of high change; loss, nostalgia, self-doubt and positivity.”
Live dates as follows…
Feb, 20th – The House Of St Barnabas, London