Watch the night off visual below!
Image: Jordan Kirk.
Eora/Sydney-based musician, visual artist and designer Annie Hamilton has treated her fans with the announcement of her anticipated debut album, the future is here but it feels kinda like the past, due out this May. Alongside the news, the singer has shared a new taste of the album with night off, which arrives with a kaleidoscopic visual directed and edited by Jordan Kirk.
“This song arrived thick and fast one night last year in between lockdowns - I wrote and recorded the whole thing in the space of a few hours. Usually I edit lyrics, rearrange and re-record parts over and over again, but this song had a sense of urgency to it that I didn't want to touch, so I left it exactly as it was, apart from the later addition of drums by Luke Davison (The Preatures) recorded remotely from his home studio during lockdown.” Hamilton shares.
She adds of the visual, “I had the concept for the video floating around in my head for a long time but hadn't quite figured out how to execute it. I wanted to construct a swirling frenzied fantasy world within the confines of a one-shot video set on the staircase of my house, to convey the feeling of hovering somewhere in the space between reality, memory and fantasy, I pitched the idea to Jordan and luckily he was into it - I knew his style would bring the perfect dark, surreal element into the mix to balance out the DIY craftiness of the props.
Hamilton will return to the stage later this month for a headline performance at The Vanguard on March 25, as part of the Great Southern Nights concert series. Supported by Le Pie, tickets are on sale now! The singer has also announced a a headline shows at London’s The Social, taking place on July 31.
the future is here but it feels kinda like the past is out May 20. Watch the visual for night off below!