So, the three piece Electro Pop band, Fortnight In Florida, released a pretty awesome animated video for their latest single ‘I Can’t Wait Forever‘. The video itself has a nice neon film noir style to it. It’s dark and gritty, despite the bright colors. Here’s a snippet from the press release about the song:
Inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting ‘Nighthawks,’ this song imagines the aftermath of the encounter at Phillies. Set in a nostalgic ideal of our world, ‘I Can’t Wait Forever’ is a declaration to the woman in red; she is now absent from the frame.
Here’s a description behind the premise of the music video:
The speaker and the listener are in Phillies together at 3 AM, in the fall of 50’s Manhattan as black coffee is poured through the hanging pall of cigarette smoke and steam. Rain lashes the sidewalk outside and a neat bourbon sits untouched by the man in the blue suit whose gaze is fixed on some point, beyond our frame or comprehension. He is waiting for her but she no longer lives in the shared dream of the previous night.
Honestly, it’s impressive when musicians really bring a concept to life. To not only take a painting and write a song about what may have occurred but to then bring that visual full circle with an animated video, shows not only how talented this band is but the amount of care, thought and respect they have to do the original art justice.
On top of all that they’ve reintroduced Edward Hopper’s painting ‘Nighthawks’ back into the current pop culture, giving younger audiences who may be unfamiliar with the artist and painting, a chance to connect with it. If you haven’t seen the painting I recommend you Google it immediately. Then drop down and watch the amazing animated video for ‘I Can’t Wait Forever‘. As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.