Forest Fire – “Waiting In The Night” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The looping synth hook on Forest Fire’s “Waiting In The Night,” encapsulates the modest, yet charismatic style of both the band and its new music video directed by Jordan Alexander. The clip is very direct and simply shows the band playing, but captures a sort of late-night intimacy that meshes perfectly with the song. Here’s a quote from Alexander on the video’s inception:

We considered having a live audience, but quickly opted to go without, which, while filming, it gave me this odd feeling like it was a performance people would’ve really liked to be at, if they’d have known about it, but they ended up missing out. Like people do. Here’s this band playing a brilliant piece of music in some cool underground New York venue, and you would love it, but instead you’re stuck at home watching reruns of your favorite show. Fortunately, the band had it filmed for you.

Watch the video below and check out the band’s new album Screens, out today on FatCat.