Hansaa and Soso get sparks flying in ‘Nights’ video
HANSAA first made waves with bold singles ‘Need To Know’ and ‘Primavera’ last year. Now he’s back with an emotional new cut titled ‘Nights’, featuring stunning vocalist Emma Sameth alongside his trusty collaborators, soso. Accompanied by an atmospheric video that explores the power of missed connections, ‘Nights’ is a dynamic journey through layers of sound and space.
Using Sameth‘s tantalising vocals to draw the listener in, Hansaa experiments with diverse instrumentation, from percussion to synths echoing strings and horns, as well as ambient sound. The looped, distorted vocals and beats reflects the disorientation conveyed in the video, as the protagonist loses himself in his imagination.
“Everything about ‘Nights’ is awesome, from the vocals, to the mix, to the arrangement, sound design, mood, textures, ambience and the experimental pop aspect of it,” says Hansaa. “It’s about longing for someone that you’ll never see in your life again.”
Director Julien Pircher, explains the thought process behind the video. “It’s a pretty, simple and a straight-forward pain. Wanting something that is unreachable and impossible to forget is a sheer torment… While giving the viewer several visual hints, the video confronts the audience with a challenge to find pictorial metaphors and to connect them with the plot in order to open up the storyline and to give the music video the full sense and drama.”
With a track like ‘Nights’, Hansaa demonstrates that he is unafraid to experiment, both musically and visually, making for an evocative and engaging experience. Sinking deep into the orchestral vibe of this song, this young producer has a lot left to say.
Words by Molly McLaughlin