Kate Nicholson launched her latest single as part of last month’s Women’s Work festival. At home amongst the Oh Yeah’s typically great line-up, she performed a live stream to celebrate the song’s release. Now, we’re happy to bring you a first look at the video for ‘Street Lamps‘.
‘Street Lamps’ is an uplifting song of hope, with Nicholson reflecting on disappointment and then the ‘new dawn’ of possibilities in a new city. A classic tale that could be lifted from the great American songbook, Nicholson’s distils it into a radio-ready tune. Clean guitars rise into the track’s big chorus with elements of Americana and pop-rock, including a short country-rock guitar solo. The track was produced by Michael Mormecha of Mojo Fury and is taken from Nicholson’s upcoming album Fall From Grace, available to pre-order from her website.
The song’s video, filmed by Richard Lavery and Martin Price of Belfast’s Accidental Theatre, features choreography from Aisling McCormick. McCormick herself is a fellow participant of the Oh Yeah’s Mothers in Music programme, and appears alongside dancers Michael McEvoy and Maeve McGreevy. Heavily pregnant at the time of filming, Nicholson herself appears for a brief cameo.
“Set in Belfast, amongst historic cobblestones and on a sunny day on top of the Oh Yeah Centre. It starts off with the star of the video clearly feeling a little down at the Railway station, falling asleep and then entering into a dream world full of new possibilities, colour and dance. Interestedly lead dancer Aisling McCormick is also pregnant at time of filming, so it is an appropriate celebration of the Mother’s in music project, and a rare sight to see this representation in dance.”