video premiere: "Crossing Atlantic Avenue" - Spirit Night

video premiere: "Crossing Atlantic Avenue" - Spirit Night

It's appropriate that on this day marked for love, Spirit Night shares a video with us that's all about the anxiety that accompanies the emotions of this feeling. On the single "Crossing Atlantic Avenue" the band projects themselves into a relationship that never really happened, capturing the wistful and nostalgic nature of hoping for something so badly, only to realize it can't happen. There's something hopeful and earnest in the honesty that vocalist Dylan Balliet presents, and the accompanying instrumentals that include crisp, clean guitar and unsettled percussion create a mixed mood of both melancholy and happiness. The band calls it a "sad-songwriter bent," which is apt, but there's also a reliability to the message that's presented that provides you with belief. It's impossible to control the outcome of life, but "Crossing Atlantic Avenue" is a reminder that it'll all work out anyway.

Stream or download the track here.

“Crossing Atlantic Avenue” is a breakup song for a relationship that never really happened. It’s about the excitement and anxiety of the early stages of dating someone and how quickly your fantasies of various potential futures can be dashed by the discovery that the other person just isn’t that into you. The lyrics attempt to honor the intensity of short-lived emotions, feelings that can ruin your day or week surrounding events you might ultimately never even remember happening. The music video, a piece of analog video glitch art created by Montreal-based artist Rob Feulner, depicts scenery from a train ride between New York City and Montreal, which fits the more basic underlying narrative of returning home alone.