If their new single is anything to go by, Night Flight might just be the UK’s answer to Fleet Foxes. Balancing refined songwriting and lavish instrumentation with a deft touch, the London based five-piece have crafted a real autumnal hymn in the form of ‘Death Rattle’. A weary but ultimately optimistic ode to the end of a relationship, the track blends folk and singer-songwriter influences to stirring effect, flitting between instrumental lead passages and almost pop-worthy hooks.
The accompanying video, premiering today on Notion, captures the track’s sense of isolation and optimism well. Animated by Tezo Don Lee in the style of an old home movie, all flickering frames and box ratios, it tells the story of the song’s protagonist revisiting the scenes of the ‘final chapter’ of the relationship. In terms of imagery mountains and seas feature heavily with moody blues and cold whites slowly giving way to the red warmth of fire and hope as the song lifts to a more upbeat pace towards its end. Watch the video for ‘Death Rattle’ below.