Newly-formed three piece Shadowlark have today released their brand new single ‘Control’. The dystopian-themed video for the single opens with a scene of a dark, towering city, presenting a world of totalitarian regime, and follows the journey of a rogue worker as he strays away from society and meets a glowing woman who eventually sets society free.
The video for ‘Control’ was directed by The Brothers Lynch, a writer-director duo from the UK who were selected as Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2013 by Screen International and made Tracking Board’s Young and Hungry list for 2016.
‘Control’ captures Shadowlark frontwoman Ellen Smith’s desire to create raw and honest songs, while her haunting vocals flow over sensual synths. ‘Control’ is available for download now. Ellen says of ‘Control’,
“When we wrote this song, people assumed it was written about a lover…but it was never intended to be a love song. It’s about trying to figure out what you’re gonna do with yourself when you don’t quite know yet, but you live in a place where the pressure is so high. You don’t want to be just a piece of data, you just need a bit of time get to where you’re heading, take the plunge and do your thing… and sometimes you need a little help. The video gets the idea across perfectly.”
Shadowlark are Ellen Smith (vocals & guitar), Chris Quick (keys, programming & synths) and James Warrender (Drums). Originally from Leeds, the trio came together through a fascination for 80s synths and the desire to create ethereal music for their generation. Shadowlark recently released their debut single ‘Do Your Worst’ via Vital Music Group, which was mixed by Dan Austin (Massive Attack, Doves, Biffy Clyro).
Shadowlark will play a string of shows this summer, including Blue Dot Festival at Jodrell Bank in July and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Inverness in August.