Video: Lights Out – Midnight Bonfires

Local folk-pop five-piece Midnight Bonfires have released the new video to their Lights Out single which was released this February.

The video, which shows the band playing a houseparty in the Kings Heath home of drummer, Mark Banks, was directed by local film student Michael Tracey and features some familiar faces from in and around Birmingham.

As stands, the video has clocked up an overwhelming 18,000 views on YouTube –  a deserved  feat for the hardworking band who played with Jamie Cullum at the Symphony Hall at the end of last year and have just returned home from dates around the country with The Twang.

Lead singer David Langley said of Lights Out:

“The song stems from a tiny little poem, a ditty if you like, which I wrote with a dear friend in mind. It’s a somewhat blunt (borderline socially inept) attempt at blind truth advice – an attempt to cut out the small talk with strangers because life is too short. I hope there are words that can be heard and read with different meanings and which defy the idealistic view of ‘love’ or the blunt view of suddenly losing someone. It stems from personal experience.


The video, as I see it, is a guy blinded by all that comes with self- made anticipation, be it a person you’ve met or want to meet, or even the party itself. He almost ignores the odd rooms in search for this person, only to be thrown out. On the other hand, we wanted to express our character, our humour, by turning the house party video on its head. We liked the idea of someone going to a party, only to find out it’s odd and a bit naff, searching all over for this person only to find us playing chess or having a bath…”

Watch the video to Lights Out below:

Get hold of more Midnight Bonfires music here.


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