East London’s Now Ex have shared the cinematic video for their debut release ‘No Coming With You’.
The atmospheric track, which is the first release from acclaimed film director Nick Hampson’s brand new musical pseudonym, arrives in collaboration with the up-and-coming film composer and multi-instrumentalist Harry Brokensha who he met on the first day at Oxford University.
Now Ex’s ambient delivery is a welcome antidote to these bizarre times we find ourselves in and acts as the perfect source of escapism away from all the lunacy.
The track exemplifies that Nick is a storyteller first and foremost, whether this is through his films or his music. Hampson revealed: “This song is about a fast paced affair between two people who have recently come out of long term relationships that ended for different reasons. Although full of lust and excitement for something new, perhaps even illusions of love, they both know that it can’t last and that they will ultimately be alone again.”
As an unstoppable creative force, Hampson, of course, took up the reigns on making the visuals to accompany the single and despite the quarantine restraints, has made something of utter beauty: “I wanted to use my filmmaking background to try to make something that felt a little more like an actual live show, given no one has been able to go to a gig in quite some time,” said Hampson.
He continued: “The location is actually my living room in Shoreditch, transformed as best we could into what could feel like a small stage in a club or music venue. The before and after photos are quite something. The shot of the corridor with the door that’s ajar with haze spilling out is an image I’ve had in my head for quite some time and I think captures the meaning of the song in a single visual idea for me – the sense of something that’s both familiar and unfamiliar, open and closed, ominous and beautiful.”
Watch the stunning video below which also features on Far Out’s ‘Emerging Sounds’ series on Facebook.