EXCLUSIVE: Sam Barnes ‘Daydream Driver’ Video Premiere

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Barnes ‘Daydream Driver’ Video Premiere

Last week Sam Barnes released his propulsive new single ‘Daydream Driver’ on Rose Parade Recording company last week – an infectious slice of escapism, gleaming strums and pattering percussion swims delightfully in a pool of psychy pop and is garnished by a seductively dreamy melody. ‘Daydream Driver’ invites the listener into a relatable scene but has the duality that references “a machine-like system that controls someones dreams, thights feelings and aspirations.”

We are debuting the accompanying video. The film for ‘Daydream Driver’ is a collaboration between Sam Barnes and video artist Edith Morris, who designed and created the 3D miniature set and edited the film.

Barnes explains: “The video explores the two meanings within the song – the very literal daydreaming driver, whose mind is in the clouds, and another where their every thought is controlled or driven by a machine-like system.” It follows a lone driver, seemingly spaced out as he drives through increasingly exotic and psychedelic landscapes, before being plunged into a world of leech-like snails.

“We drew inspiration from American highway films such as Duel, as well as other films such as A Zed & Two Noughts, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Vertigo, and some iconic Rene Magritte imagery – all within a sort of Gerry Anderson-like world.”

It was filmed in late-April 2021, with George Morris behind the camera (Edie’s brother and camera extraordinaire in his own right).

The sequel to Barnes’s stand-alone single ‘Wired World’, which was released by the record label in March as well as the precursor to his debut album later this year.

Edith’s work is available to view here
Find Sam Barnes online at:
Twitter: @samuel_barnes_
Instagram: @samuel_barnes_
Website: https://www.samuelbarnes.co.uk

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