[video of the week] The Wave Pictures – Blink The Sun

“Blink The Sun” is the fourth and final in a series of videos/tracks heralding The Wave Pictures forthcoming double album “When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings”, due for release on 20 May via Moshi Moshi.

Here to herald Summer is ‘Blink The Sun’ – “A love song, flowing out of the previous track ‘Never Better’, about a couple on holiday in Greece, escaping family troubles back home, all the while cruelly aware they will have to return home at some point. Inspired by early REM.” Video director, Nina Garthwaite explains: “Almost all the images in this video are from a 1970s textbook that I learned to read and write Farsi from as a child. The numerous childhood images instantly lend themselves to the exuberance and open heartedness of ‘Blink The Sun’. An idealised snapshot of family and relationships that feels super summery. In addition I’ve used some sun-like coloured circles I printed, left over but not used when I was making the first video for ‘This Heart of Mine’ last Autumn. Linking back to some of the imaginary and texture from the start of this project, we have come full circle – literally!!”




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