You may not have heard of alternative-rock quartet MOVEMENTS, but they're already making a name for themselves on the charts. Their debut album Feel Something earned a coveted #2 spot on Billboard's Top New Artist Chart, and now Patrick Miranda, Ira George, Austin Cressey, and Spencer York are sharing their Southern California sound in the new video for their song, "Daylily."
According to Miranda, the track highlights the struggles of depression and mental illness experienced by his current girlfriend and the power of "pink cloud days".
"My current girlfriend is the inspiration for this song. She went through a really tough few years when she was a teenager, dealing with mental illness and an eating disorder, and still struggles with anxiety and depression today. An important part of her recovery, much like anyone else with a mental illness, was working with a therapist. Her therapist described her recovery as an up and down process. Basically, there would be a lot of bad days, but there would also be good days. She called the good ones her "pink cloud days" and the goal was to eventually have those outnumber the bad ones. When she was going through another tough time last year I wrote this song for her."
In chatting about the making of the video, Miranda admits it came together last second and somewhat serendipitously with the help of spray paint, leaves, and a willing fan named Hannah.
"Adding that little touch of color into the concept of the video was really important for us. We wanted to really drive home the ethereal, dream like state that Hannah would be acting out. A few full memory cards, two cans of paint, and four hours later we had what we needed to make the video. It was stressful, it was crazy, and it was harder than it needed to be, but it was a blast and our work paid off."
MOVEMENTS are currently on tour with Knuckle Puck, and dates in 2018 to be announced soon, check out remaining dates below.
Nov 14– Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls
Nov 15– Toronto, ON at Opera House
Nov 16– Buffalo, NY at Waiting Room
Nov 17– Cleveland, OH at Agora Ballroom
Nov 18– Detroit, MI at St. Andrews
Nov 19– Columbus, OH at Skully’s
Photo Credit: Kurt Cuffy
Video Directed and Edited by Patrick Miranda and Kurt Cuffy