The Band Explains: Dahlia Sleeps - 'Storm'

Dahlia Sleeps  speak to us about their intimate visuals for ‘Storm’ which focusses on the reactions of four different couples in response to a series of painful universal emotions.

’Storm’ is a soulful blast of atmospheric, emotive pop, and marks the lead single taken from the band’s upcoming EP, Love Lost’. ‘Love Lost’ is set for release on December 3rd via Beatnik Creative. Dahlia Sleeps will also return to the stage on October 19, headlining London’s Omeara. Tickets available here.

Dahlia Sleeps Explains:
Where was the video for 'Storm' filmed? 

'Storm' was filmed in a studio flat in East London. 

How does the video connect with the song?
We wanted to explore the emotions that 'Storm' brings up in a really simplistic way. The video follows four different couples, showing how each of them relate to intimacy, connection and loss with very small movements, facial expressions and placement. These are such universal emotions but they play out so differently in all of us - we hope the video captures that. 

Are there any behind the scenes stories you could let us in on? 
Two of the couples are real couples, two just met on the day - I wonder if you can guess which is which. 

Can you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used? 
We went through a number of different ideas in terms of setting, colours, background and in the end decided to strip it right back. The VHS footage is there to give sense of nostalgia and familiarity.

Is there a message the video is trying to convey?  
The intricacy and fragility of connection. How love or desire can look different, form differently and play out differently. Love and loss are never far from one another. 

Interview Feature by Karla Harris