Deep Elm Records is pleased to announce the release of the official music video for Paper Wings by cinematic post-rock powerhouse LIGHTS & MOTION off the latest album Chronicle. Topical, stirring, poignant and profound, this new video by the band will hit many like a ton of bricks. And for the rest, you’re not likely to shake off the impact of this short but immensely powerful two and a half minutes of video anytime soon. It keeps coming back to you. That’s how it is. This ability to strike emotion on a universal level, to touch the heart without words, to make you feel alive…this is the power of LIGHTS & MOTION. With over 9 Million plays on Spotify since the release of “Chronicle” in January 2015 on Deep Elm Records, the band continues to up it’s game not only sonically, but visually as well.
Narratives have always played an important role for Lights & Motion according to sole member Christoffer Franzen. “Since day one, a consistent part of my process has been to imagine visuals and storylines to go along with the music I’m writing. It both inspires and helps me go places musically…places that I probably wouldn’t have gone otherwise. Some songs come with a clear image in my head, while others are more undefined. Paper Wings was one of those tracks that came to me almost like a finished song. All I had to do was to get it down on tape. I gave myself two takes, and decided I would use the one I liked the most. I decided to leave the song in a bare and delicate state as a way of representing the frailty of life. Paper Wings lends itself so well to visual narrative because it is so fragile yet so impactful. It says so much with so little,” says Franzen.
Franzen continues, “It’s always been important to me to collaborate with talented visual artists, using their skills and creativity to realize my narratives. It’s been such a treat to be able to work again in true collaboration with incredibly talented filmmakers at Wetheconspirators, across country limits, and to see them yet again visually mirror what I delivered to them sonically. They took the concept of Paper Wings and turned it into something genuinely profound. I could not be more pleased. As for the meaning, that’s for you to determine. Whatever you decide, I hope it resonates as deeply for you for as it does for me.”
Shot on location in the Peak District, United Kingdom. The video was directed by British filmmaker Fraser West. Nick Lee Shield was Director of Photography. Luke Barrow and Adam Stallard were the actors. Edit by Wetheconspirators. Fraser West also directed the band’s video for “The Spectacular Quiet” (535,000+ views: https://youtu.be/ZH8VGGvZBok) which was released earlier this year from the same album “Chronicle.”
“I am stunned by what Lights & Motion has been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time…” – It DjentsLights & Motion is Christoffer Franzen. He plays all instruments on the album. Chronicle was produced, recorded and mixed by Franzen at UpSweden Studio. Official videos for “The Spectacular Quiet“, “Reborn“, “The March” and “Home” are also available on YouTube. Chronicle follows Reanimation (January 2013) and Save Your Heart (November 2013) also released on Deep Elm Records. Christoffer released Music For Film & Television, Vol. 1 in June 2015 and will be releasing Music For Film & Television, Vol. 2 on October 9, 2015. Featured in several Hollywood film trailers including Fast & Furious 7, two Superbowl commercials in 2015, television spots and global promo campaigns, you’d be shocked at just how humble this young 20-something remains. He is without doubt, one of the biggest musical discoveries of the decade, irregardless of genre. Chronicle anchors Lights & Motion as a post-rock point of reference, ensures the album’s resting place among the highest echelon of post-rock releases and further justifies Franzen’s spot on the short list of great cinematic songwriters.
“Chronicle delivers the post-rock genre’s most sublime output to date. Absolutely essential…” – Alternative News
“Deep Elm has once again proven itself a vital record label at the forefront of the post-rock movement.” – Will Not Fade