Sydney pop singer/songwriter Nick Pes has just popped the top off his new single ‘Sunsets’.
And while the track is overflowing with shiny synths, subtle beats and gorgeous vocals, the lyrics tell a much more sombre story… one of the ending of a relationship, for which the ‘sunset’ plays the metaphor.
“The thing about a sunset is that one happens every single day, some more amazing than then next but daily nonetheless,” Nick explains.
“But if you allow yourself to experience it can feel like the most beautiful and important moment in the world. There’s a sadness because it’s an ending but it also marks a beginning. You can’t stop it from happening so you just have to go with it.”
The video feels futuristic in parts, helped along by the appearance of a certain type of car, neutral toned clothing and human-sized test tubes.
“We wanted to explore how science and technology will effect our relationships in the future,” Nick explains. “What additional ethical and emotional challenges will we face? (Director) Josh Harris came up with the idea of two lovers who decide to be cryogenically frozen together, and one backs out at the last minute.”
It culminates in a rather beautiful contemporary dance routine in which you can help but feel the heartbreak.