Noah and the Whale’s somber-yet-pretty brand of folk earned them high acclaim when they debuted their sophomore album The First Days of Spring, a chilling breakup record written after NATW lead singer Charlie Fink broke up with longtime girlfriend and English folk artist Laura Marling. The First Days of Spring had the feeling of Fink moving on, and now his music has too, as evidenced in the video for “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” off of the band’s upcoming Last Night On Earth.
After embracing huge orchestral arrangements, Fink must’ve realized how much he likes triumphant, get-over-it music. “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” is much more optimistic than most of NATW’s previous work.The video shows the members of the band wearing full suits in a dimly-lit, mostly empty auditorium with a lone, dancing blonde woman reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. They also transfer to a dimly-lit bar. So it’s dim. The visuals might be on the bleak side, but the music is anything but.
Below, you can stream “Wild Thing,” the first single from band’s forthcoming (March 15, Mercury Records) album, The Last Days On Earth: