Watch the new video from Lanterns on the Lake, Another Tale From Another English Town is their new single from their new album due later this year on Bella Union. The video brings a stark focus to the reality of inner-city life for many…CCTV, boarded up empty houses and an overriding weight of gloom which the characters in the video rise above with the mantra “We don’t want to fight, we want the quiet life, wish our lives away”
The video by director James Alexander Grieves mirrors the song’s elegy for the inevitable end of youthful innocence, and the hard times ahead. “I think the way things are going in this country, it’s going to be hard for people not to write music that carries some of that weight,” says singer / lyricist Hazel Wilde. “While we were making the record a lot of our friends were losing their jobs and there were some drastic cuts being made, especially in our part of the world”.
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