Nights & Weekends premieres FADING LIGHT Video feat. Troian Bellisario on Nowness
Husband and wife duo Nights & Weekends' "Fading Light" video premieres today onNOWNESS-watch here. Written and directed by Justin Tyler Close, the video, starringTroian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) and Raymond Ejiofor, is set in Los Angeles in 2078. Of the video, NOWNESS says, "The LA-based outfit soundtrack a mournful sci-fi love story set at the end of the world."
Close describes the video as "an exploration of a dystopian reality on earth...where society seeks connections during what could be the end of the world."
Nights & Weekends is celebrated author Jenny Hollowell and her husband, producerDaron Hollowell (Best Coast, FIDLAR). "Fading Light" is taken from their debut album,Music For Marriage, out now on Ring The Alarm-listen here. Billboard praises the album as "a 'true collaboration' between the Hollowells," while BULLETT hails it "a '60s-style folk-pop treatise on how to make [marriage] work."
The album explores the regret, guilt, longing for understanding and exploration into shared and independent histories that sprung from a time of transition, change and crisis eight years into the Hollowells' marriage. Career shifts, the challenges of new parenthood, questions of creative fulfillment and struggles with the mundane tasks of everyday life opened up questions in the couple's relationship that couldn't be ignored. Rather than seek guidance outside of their relationship, the two started to make music together. Written over the course of a year, during the time off from everyday duties the duo's name implies, the album captures an honest moment in the life of a couple in flux. With 20 songs in hand, the couple approached their friend and L.A. neighbor Adam Samuel Goldman to help them create an album.
"We didn't set out to make a record, we were just going through this massive series of transitions and needed a creative outlet," says Daron. Jenny adds, "We started writing these songs as a way to escape, but looking at them now, they're very much a documentation of the moment we were in, about what it feels like to be new at something, and not entirely in control."
Jenny is the author of the acclaimed novel Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe, which NPR calls "gorgeous" and lauds for its "brutally honest prose." Her work, including her short story "A History of Everything Including You," has appeared on Radiolab and Pop Up Magazine. Daron was the guitarist and vocalist for seminal post-hardcore band Four Hundred Years and the founder of White Iris records. Together, they are the founders and principals of music house and label Ring The Alarm. They live with their children in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
"Fading Light" by Nights & Weekends via Ring The Alarm
Writer/Director: Justin Tyler Close
Produced by: Ring The Alarm and Arts & Sciences
Starring: Troian Bellisario and Raymond Ejiofor
Director of Photography: Norm Li, CSC
1st Assistant Camera: Jeremy Cox
Choreographer: Jasmine Albuquerque
Assistant Producer: Emily Roe
Editor: Danica Pardo
Visual Effects: Christopher Fung
Sound Designer: Eddie Kim
Sound Assistant: Dillon Cahill