Music Video Monday: Chorusgirl ‘No Moon’

Today’s video choice is for the track No Moon, by London-based ‘Noise Pop’ band Chorusgirl, who released their debut album Chorusgirl via Fortuna POP! at the end of last year.

The video, shot on Super 8mm film, shows the band (Silvi, Udo, Mike and Diogo – good names!) having fun at a fairground. The song’s subject matter, however, isn’t quite as bright as the fairground lights or melody suggest, and in fact reflects upon the final weeks of singer Silvi’s mother’s life.

Of the juxtaposition of light and dark in No Moon, Silvi says: “I much prefer to show how you can have darkness in the middle of everything, as that is closer to how life works. The fairground serves as a perfect backdrop to that”.

With No Moon (and actually, Chorusgirl’s music in general) listeners can either  take the tracks at face value and enjoy the “noisy rubble and happy fizz” (as described by the band in their bio), or delve deeper and really listen to the lyrics. After reading about the inspiration for the song, I was able to hear the lyrics “no one to talk to” “never been lonelier” and “I say goodnight”, which I hadn’t picked up on the first time round. And as someone who always wants to know what a song is about, I appreciate it much more now.