NIGHT FLOWERS – ” Head On “

Posted: October 14, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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London Indie-pop quintet Night Flowers have released a new video for the track ‘Head On’, taken from their widely praised spring album Wild Notion. Further reinforcing the band’s creeping move into a moodier sonic territory, the video is a swirling jolt to the system with a heavy heartbeat, with vocalist Sophia Pettit’s remarkable control building and building as the song climbs to an epic crescendo, complete with bittersweet, triumphant brass. Directed by the band themselves and shot by film maker Daisy Dickinson, (Benny Page, Adrena Adrena), the wandering camera finds singers Sophia Pettit and Greg Ullyart lost in London twilight, in a short cinematic story that echoes the song’s themes of communication breakdown, isolation and reconciliation.

It’s been a pretty special year for London indie-pop quintet Night Flowers. Their debut album, Wild Notion, drew near universal acclaim, they’ve toured up and down the country (and up and down and up and down again probably) and played a series of stellar festivals. The band also played what might just be their biggest headline show in London to date at the Moth Club,

“Head On” was one of Wild Notion’s stand-out moments; a brooding and intense number, propelled by swaggering bass and swirling synths. Singer, Sophia Pettit’s vocal is pretty much faultless throughout, wringing every drop of emotion from the tale of communication break-down, isolation and fighting to make things work, before the intense burst of brass brings things to a thrilling close. The cinematic video, which to our mind looks like Singing In The Rain filmed in the style of House Of Cards, mirrors the song’s themes, as Sophie and Greg walk the London streets, searching for a connection that so nearly comes to pass. A triumphant sign off to a year where Night Flowers have moved up a gear, and sit poised and ready for a giant leap forward.

Wild Notion is out now via Dirty Bingo Records.

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