What is a mirage? We know heat shimmer mirages from long, hot summer days, gazing down streets to see watery apparitions rising from the burning asphalt. It’s a phenomenon, a naturally-occurring phenomenon, that never ceases to demand a second look.
We borrow the word from the French mirage, in turn rooted in the Latin mirari, the word Shakespeare adapted to name Prospero’s daughter in The Tempest and - as all good GCSE/A-Level English Literature students know - that literally means “to look at; to wonder at.”
How apt, how perfectly apt, that we see these non-organic mirages throughout Morning Smoke’s ‘Waste My Time,’ a video to at the very least wonder at, if not be totally in awe of.
Shot in Brighton and directed by Jay Bartlett, this video is stark, an amalgam that echoes and balances the sweeping and gut-bursting swells of the track.
Make no mistake that we dearly love this band and are desperate to hear more as they continue on their shimmering developmental journey.