The release of a music video for “Daylily” is the perfect excuse to write about Movements again. The band’s photographer Kurt Cuffy is behind the video, which captures a woman, in stop-motion style, exploring the woods, just like the cover of Feel Something.
As we shared in our review of Feel Something, with raw guitar and tender vocals, “Daylily” observes another with care and a delicate heart. It’s believing beyond hope in her getting better than she is now. It forms a cry out into the universe for greater things for his love, because this beauty deserves reason to ‘stay for awhile’.
“Outside for the first time in a long time
Lose yourself, sink into to the sunlight
It’s been a while since you felt right
But the warm nights are coming soon and you’ll be just fine
You’ll be just fine
You’ll be just fine”
Beautiful immersive metaphor on “Daylily” takes us into easier, sweeter times, with his eyes focused upon someone he cares for, wanting to bring pink to her grey.
When we spoke with Movements vocalist Patrick Miranda, he confirmed our suspicion about the link between emotion and colour on the album. He also shared that the track is about his girlfriend:
“That song was written especially for that exact thing for my girlfriend who also struggles with her own things in her life. It was sort of written as a reminder, like “Hey I’m here for you. I’ve got your back. You’re gonna be alright.” And just “You’re going to get through it, you’re going to be okay”. I think that’s really important if people can apply that to themselves.”
“Daylily” is powerful reassurance that does exactly what Movements were hoping. The last scene of the video is a perfect capture of the essence of he song: “I want to shower you in beautiful things until the day you die.”
What do you think about this one?