We live in a world where so many of us believe that love is what we see on TV in predictable plotlines. Love is a singular emotion that’s captured by pastels on paper covered in gilded script sitting in rows at the grocery store. Love is a static image, perfectly lit, and splendidly soft. But it’s not any of those things; or it is those things, but only for a second before it becomes something else. Love is a moving thing, a force with too many faces to name, both beautiful and grotesque. My mind is wandering these dark paths as I listen to the new single from ASTARI NITE called “Pocket Full of Posies.” The video, directed by Freyja Lilith, explores the tragedy of love, the wounds of love, and the surrender of love. It comes out via Negative Gain, and on June 4th you can pick it up here. Today we’re excited to share the video with you today, so turn off the lights and wrap your cold arms around nothing as you sway to this love song…
Directed by Freyja Lilith
Over the holiday break, composer and dear friend David Grinder spent a bit of time with Astari Nite. Fascinated by a little jingle he had presented to the band, it was evident that he would go on to co-produce “Pocket Full of Posies” at our circle-studio.
I had a peculiar feeling for the song the moment I heard the first sound on tape, perhaps it took me to another time and place. For inspiration, I found enough courage to glance at a poem I had written shortly after returning to my hotel hours later from a performance at Electrowerkz in London, three short years ago.
Echoing memories from then to now, allowed me to write what I have come to terms with being a delicate and yet, rather happy song.
Once videographer Freyja Lilith heard the track, a sense of urgency set in as she knew it would only be fitting to allow her to capture the imaginary friend played by “Lisle Von Cristaux” and I. In all honesty, the center of attention during the short film was to show this person that does not really exist. She was never really there at all and for some of us, all we have is playing pretend or the art of imagining. “It seems in life we are only allowed a few hellos before goodbye sounds more appropriate and curiosity never killed the cat.”
– Mychael, vocals