Directed by James Beale (All We Are, Phantogram, Jon Hopkins), the video is a dream-like take on a relationship that is skewed both visually and narratively. Speaking about the concept behind the film, the band explain: “We’ve previously directed all our own music videos and this was the first time we had ever worked with someone else on one of our songs. It was amazing to not only collaborate with a new mind but to also be able to watch the video with fresh eyes for the first time, to enjoy it as someone else would. ‘Paraffin’ is ultimately a song about the ups and downs of a relationship and James has managed to show that intimately and openly between the two characters.”
‘Paraffin’ is the title track from Mea dowlark’s forthcoming EP which is set for release on 22nd April via Believe Recordings. The new record is the follow up to Meadowlark’s 2015 released ‘Dual’ EP which was produced by Ant West of Oh Wonder and has now amassed over 5 million Spotify streams. Lead single ‘Eyes Wide’ achieved a coveted slot on Radio 1’s BBC Introducing Playlist, adding to 6 Music and Radio X support the band have already received.
Meadowlark – Kate McGill (vocals, keys) and Daniel Broadley (guitar, synths) – describe ‘Paraffin’ as “an evolution”. Written on piano, the songs were then crafted into grand arrangements – the captivating pop melodies of Kate’s crystalline vocals accompanied by electronic flourishes combine to form a rich, heady atmosphere. Gradually building the tracks from simple melodies into dense sonic structures was an experimental process through which Meadowlark have firmly found their creative voice. The EP offers an exciting glimpse into what this duo are capable of.