Acclaimed indie musician Nick Leng has announced a new video to accompany his song ‘Morning / Midnight’. The track is part of a new double-single featuring on its B-Side “My Mind is a Mess in the Morning” which is out now via SOTA Records.
The video for ‘Morning / Midnight’ was directed by Josh Sondock and shot in one take, the video is a mind boggling caper, with clever use of reflections and zoom that will leave you wondering what is real and what is an illusion.
‘Morning / Midnight’ starts with a melancholic keyboard intro that builds irresistibly with the addition of a scuzzy beat and then quite unpredictably ends up being a funky dance stomp. The video and song are a perfect match because both are so extraordinary – taking the observer on an audacious yet sublime journey.
Leng has said that he prefers not say what his songs are about and he encourages listeners to make up their own minds about them.
“I’ve always had trouble writing quotes that summarize songs. It feels like the words can put songs in boxes, and possibly snuff out any personal interpretation a listener might have. ‘My Mind is a Mess in the Morning’ was written while I was living in Topanga in a trailer park which, subsequently, (and arguably hilariously) became rat infested prompting a hasty departure. ‘Morning/Midnight’ was started there as well one late night when I was chopping up a classical piano improvisational piece I had recorded, on a sampler. There’s a video on my Instagram of me playing the melodica in the intro in the morning and the sun peeked through that ended up in the final version. I had considered dividing that intro, with the chopped piano and the ‘second part’ when the beat comes in, into two songs, but the journey of the intro, and duality and sensation of when the bass and kick comes in, had a real story to it that it cemented the conviction that it’s one idea.”Nick Leng
Stream ‘Morning / Midnight’ here.
Leng will be embarking on an extensive tour of North America with label mate LP this April.
Thu 04-14-22 – Portland, OR, USA – Roseland Theater
Fri 04-15-22 – Vancouver, BC, CAN – The Orpheum
Sat 04-16-22 – Seattle, WA, USA – The Paramount Theatre
Sun 04-17-22 – Portland, OR, USA – Roseland Theater
Tue 04-19-22 – Salt Lake City, UT, USA – The Union Event Center
Thu 04-21-22 – Denver, CO, USA – The Mission Ballroom
Fri 04-22-22 – Kansas City, MO, USA – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sat 04-23-22 – Saint Paul, MN, USA – Palace Theatre
Sun 04-24-22 – Chicago, IL, USA – The Vic Theatre
Tue 04-26-22 – Toronto, ON, CAN – HISTORY
Thu 04-28-22 – Portland, ME, USA – State Theatre
Fri 04-29-22 – Laval, QC, CAN – Place Bell
Sat 04-30-22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Sun 05-01-22 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Fillmore
Tue 05-03-22 – New York, NY, USA – Terminal 5
Wed 05-04-22 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Brooklyn Steel
Fri 05-06-22 – Washington, DC, USA – The Anthem
Sat 05-07-22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – The Fillmore Charlotte
Sun 05-08-22 – Asheville, NC, USA – The Orange Peel
Tue 05-10-22 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Tabernacle
Wed 05-11-22 – Nashville, TN, USA – Ryman Auditorium
Fri 05-13-22 – Austin, TX, USA – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Sat 05-14-22 – Houston, TX, USA – House of Blues
Sun 05-15-22 – Dallas, TX, USA – House of Blues
Tue 05-17-22 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – The Historic El Rey Theater
Wed 05-18-22 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – The Van Buren
Fri 05-20-22 – Oakland, CA, USA – Fox Theater
Sat 05-21-22 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Greek Theatre
Sun 05-22-22 – San Diego, CA, USA – SOMA
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