Exclusive Premiere: Stornoway, ‘Man on Wire’
As Stornoway prepare for the stateside release of their third full-length album, Bonxie, on July 31, Diffuser is beyond thrilled to partner with the indie rockers for the U.S. premiere of the breathtakingly beautiful music video for “Man on Wire” -- check it out in the player above.
The song itself is a perfect example of the gorgeous music captured on Bonxie; the tracks are big enough to fill an arena, but delicate enough to pierce your heart. “‘Man on Wire’ was inspired by legendary tightrope walker Philippe Petit and opens with a New York soundscape recorded by our drummer Rob,” the band tells us. “We recorded it with Gil Norton of Pixies fame and we went for an old-fashioned Walker Brothers sound.”
As for the "Man on Wire" visuals -- which are stunning accompaniments to the music -- Stornoway explain, “We made a video featuring the fastest bird on earth, a peregrine falcon, which had been trained to hunt me on a hillside near Glastonbury, England.”
The video seems to expertly coincide with the band’s vision for the new album. “We’re trying to immerse people in the songs as much as possible, and in the natural world where the songs take place,” frontman and principal songwriter Brian Briggs says. “Quite a few of the lyrics refer to man’s position in the wider scheme of things.”
The band has a handful of gigs scheduled throughout the U.K. in the coming weeks. You can stay up-to-date with everything happening in their world -- and grab more details on their new LP, Bonxie -- at their official website.