Last week, Soda Blonde made their stunning debut with a dreamy little slice of alt-pop called "Swimming Through the Night."
In keeping with their self-made approach, guitarist Adam O'Reagan directed the cerebral video companion to the single, which sees Faye O'Rourke wandering through an eerie home. O'Reagan has long been directing videos for various bands in Ireland, and brings his deft camerawork and beautiful cinematographic language to this project. "Swimming Through the Night" walks a thin line between dreams and nightmares. Populated by strange characters and faceless overseers, O'Reagan cites Sigmund Freud as an inspiration for the video.
Of the making of the video, O'Reagan says: "We had no budget, but through the immense talent, effort and love of some close friends we've created a video that we are very proud to share with you. We were inspired by the works of Jean Cocteau, Hayao Miyazaki and Stanley Kubrick in finding the story's visual language." The band invites the viewer to draw their own interpretation of the imagery, as do most dreams and nightmares.