Autumn is approaching. The sky is grey, the fog is imminent though the air is not yet bitterly cold. A man sits outside, has a cigarette on the shore of a lake. A woman packs her suitcase carefully, and in no hurry puts on a hat and leaves what seems to be a hotel room. This is the setting for Winter Villains‘ new video The Air. The track starts off with quiet, sombre humming, but in truth the band from Cardiff make chamber pop music with light folk touches, at times almost reminiscent of Dry The River‘s explosive melodies; tracks that could be filled with melancholy but instead have a bit of an uplifting kick to them.
The Air, released today, follows two parallel stories, beautifully ethereal and always on the verge of crossing paths with one another.