Saskwatch are excited to reveal the captivating one-shot video for new single “December Nights”.
Bold, bright, and colourful, the video (Directed by Lucy Alcorn & Rhys Kenny) follows lead singer Nkechi as she dances and swirls her way through a block party at Coburg Velodrome in Melbourne, Australia - ending on the band playing in front of a "you've got to have freedom" sign. It's a much-needed celebration of hot summer nights, and the classic community get-togethers we all know and love in Australia, and all around the world.
"We wanted to embody the spirit of what the song was to us - a summer night spent with friends, full of excitement and frivolity. We decided we wanted to shoot an action-packed December night in a single take, and manipulate the footage to make it dreamlike and floaty. To shoot in slow motion you actually have to capture the song in double time, so what looks like a serene scene was actually a chaotically fast, high energy run through. We love this clip because the more you watch it the more moments you discover, and it never fails to make us laugh." - Lucy Alcorn (Director)
Swirling into your consciousness, then slapping you across the face, “December Nights” is the first offering a more eclectic direction from the 6-piece - bringing elements of surf-rock and psych into the mix along with groove-heavy bass and twinkling flute, laying way for the powerful voice of lead singer Nkechi Anele to work its magic. This also marks another first for the band; with this track and the rest of the forthcoming album self-produced & mixed alongside engineer and friend Callum John Barter at Newmarket Studios.
Releasing their third studio album early last year, Saskwatch have never been one to shy away from the unconventional. After spending their first two albums Leave It All Behind (2012) and Nose Dive (2014) establishing themselves and their sound, 2015’s Sorry I Let It Come Between Us took listeners on another trajectory entirely. More vulnerable, honest, and simple, the album revealed a depth of emotion and heartache not previously associated with their music, and lead the way to a brand new Saskwatch – comfortable in the malleability of their sound, and ready to show you a side of their music you have never seen before.
"Earlier this year we had the pleasure of making the December Nights film clip with some of our best friends and fellow musicians at the Velodrome in Coburg. Here it is for your viewing pleasure and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!" - Saskwatch