“‘Nile’ explores my fascination with the extreme lengths we’ll go for someone,” explains Douglas Dare, “in this case, how that extreme love can sometimes lead to extreme pain.”
The Erased Tapes signed artist, who delivered debut longplayer Whelm earlier this year, brings together emotive and deeply involving songwriting and performance with a level of quality and musical intelligence we don’t see very often. Collaborating with Best Fit for a session performance of “Nile” - alongside percussionist and producer Fabian Prynn - we holed up together one summer evening at Erased Tapes’ South London HQ to deliver a visual that both complimented and revealed greater depths to Dare’s talent.
“It was great to sit down and discus the feel of the track before we filmed,” Dare says. “[And] it’s clear to me that Best Fit really understood the song and rather than just capturing us on film, they’ve enhanced the atmosphere.
“This is not typical with other live videos so I’m a big fan.”
A film by Paul Bridgewater, Jason Williamson, Erik Houlihan-Jong, Douglas Dare and Fabian Prynn.
Direction and Edit by Paul Bridgewater
Audio mix by Fabian Prynn
Filmed at Erased Tapes headquarters, London.