Fine Times: Bright Lights
'Bright Lights', the debut single from Vancouver newcomers Fine Times, is a delightful slice of moody, guitar driven indie rock that feels like a cross between Arts & Crafts and Passion Pit. 'Bright Lights' has a chorus so easily addicting, driven by falsetto crooning and an an irresistible chime line, that you'll find yourself feening for your next hit of its musical goodness. Lead singer Matthew Moldowan sounds almost like Andrew McMahon in the all the very best ways. The track hits a perfect spot between melancholy and pop rock, but I definitely wouldn't be sad to have more of this.
The video for 'Bright Lights' premiered over on NOISEY, the band explains the video:
"We'd reached out to Eli (Berg) after having seen his video for "Betamax" by Big Black Delta. In discussing ideas for the "Bright Lights" video with him, we all kinda connected on a mutual affinity for the surreal nature of Jodorowsky films. With that as a bit of a guiding point, he hit us back a few days later with a vision and treatment that had us swooning.
The final treatment had Matt and I cast in cameo roles as two of the four firing line soldiers. In all, the video was shot over a 14-hour day in 120+ F heat on a ranch in Agua Dulce, CA (about an hour outside of Los Angeles)."