Following the release of his striking and cinematic track ‘Rush’, rising Brighton-based pop artist Matt Taylor has today unveiled the music video for his infectious single ‘Daylight’, co-written with acclaimed emerging Scottish singer/songwriter Kirsty Grant.
WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/QTooFr3Wlto
Produced by Afterparty, and recorded at the Spotify Secret Genius studio in Metropolis, ‘Daylight’ is a journey through self-reflection, despair, hope and euphoria. With honest lyrics and vibrant indie-pop energy, the track encapsulates the reality of today, anxiety and frustration of lockdown, and the burning desire to see someone you feel connected with, but are being asked to keep your distance from.
Both of the singers have different interpretations of the song. Matt says, “It’s a happy song, which is a nice change for me! What I like about it is that everyone seems to have a different interpretation. For me, the chorus is about wanting to be with someone who isn’t afraid to be open about loving you, but for a few other people it’s been about being able to go and see the people you love again, in the daylight.”
Kirsty adds, ‘For me, the song reflects the “interesting” year we’ve had. The line “2020 hindsight” in the chorus was written meaning 2020 vision, but looking back, it ironically represents looking back on the year that was 2020. To me, it is about a relationship and wanting to be able to experience things in real life, not just online.’
The video is a reflection of everyone’s new lifestyle, where Zoom and FaceTime became the new standard. The video was shot entirely remotely in Matt and Kirsty’s flats with a laptop, as the two singers followed physical distancing rules due to the lockdown.
Speaking about the video, the duo said ‘We decided that building it up and making it a full music video for the track would not only be so fitting for the song’s message of online/zoom/digital socialising, but also would be the best and safest option we had for making a video’.
About Matt Taylor:
Drawing influence from contemporaries such as Julia Michaels, Charlie XCX and The Weeknd, Matt has already garnered acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing, support from Spotify ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Fresh Finds’, and EARMILK, who describe his songwriting as “true standout pop”.
About Kirsty Grant
Producing infectious pop tunes awash with allure, the singer-songwriter released her third single in 2020 in the form of the evocative “Back to Sleep”. Despite only releasing her debut single last year, Kirsty has already received high praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, Euphoria and Gay Times. Inspired by the likes of Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez, Kirsty’s pop-driven sounds have earned her over 600k streams on Spotify so far.
Afterparty is a London-based production duo, professionally trained musicians with over 10 years combined experience in Producing, Recording and Songwriting, specialised in Pop but also producing Rock, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Indie, Alternative, House and EDM.