Announce trilogy of official videos ahead of debut album ‘Silhouettes’
Released January 27th on Island
Watch: ‘You Won’t Know Where You Stand’ video
Aquilo are pleased to announce a special video trilogy in anticipation of their much-awaited debut album Silhouettes, launching today with the video for ‘You Won’t Know Where You Stand’, premiered by NOTION. The two companion parts will follow weekly in the lead up to the albums release on January 27th.
The cinematic video trilogy sees Aquilo reuniting with UK Music Video Awards-winning director Eoin Glaister, responsible for their videos for ‘I Gave It All’ and ‘Losing You’, who has also worked with artists including LA Priest and Catfish And The Bottlemen. Starring Perry Benson, known for his roles in This Is England and Sid & Nancy, young actor Ruairi O’Connor (What Richard Did, Handsome Devil) and newcomer Emily Reid, it follows the inter-connected lives of three characters, coming together to a poignant narrative whole. The video series will conclude with a special director’s cut, connecting the three segments into a seamless short film, beautifully soundtracked by Aquilo.
First up is the video for ‘You Won’t Know Where You Stand’. Unveiled as a single and acoustic version at the end of 2016 to have accumulated over 2 million streams on Spotify, the dreamily infectious electro pop song once again demonstrates Aquilo’s gift for marrying formidable pop prowess with stirring emotional depth.
Watch ‘You Won’t Know Where You Stand’ video
The band culminated 2016 with their biggest UK tour to date, including a sold out show at Scala, as well as dates supporting Låpsley in North America. Further dates for 2017 are to follow soon.
The duo of Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham, who introduced themselves back in 2014 with their inimitable and beautiful cinematic sound – have spent the last 2 years going from strength to strength. A handful of widely acclaimed EP’s have seen them garner an impressive and dedicated following both with fans, and also in the Film and TV world. The past couple of years have seen their EP’s rack up over 50 million streams on Spotify and a range of their songs included in TV ads, film trailers and major TV shows including Vampire Diaries, Greys Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and more.
‘Silhouettes’ is the culmination of this journey; a collection of emotive and intimate songs that depict the life experiences they’ve gathered along the way. The heart-wrenching lyrics and stirring vocals of both Tom and Ben compliment each other perfectly throughout the record, aurally wrapping you up in a perfect fireside warmth.
Having produced the majority of their own material along the way, when it came to the album they were honoured to also work alongside the brilliant SOHN as well as spending some time in the equally inspiring landscape of Iceland with renowned producer Ólafur Arnalds.
“It’s taken us a while to finally feel comfortable in sharing the first of these songs with friends, family and the world. We hope you enjoy the full body of work and that at the very least, hope it does a little something for you.” Ben & Tom