It is partly a song about songwriting. I find it is a strange process. To begin with it is utterly solitary as I write alone, late at night and then later it becomes a public performance to be shared in a room or on a record. This process is quite harmful to me in many ways, but I do it anyway. The song is also a love letter to my girlfriend who has to put up with my strange existence.
The video was directed and produced by the wonderful Ruth Pickett who was inspired by the idea of manipulating the movement of time marching both forwards and backwards. We filmed it all in one short winter day before the sun set and I learned to sing half of the words the wrong way round and to follow her very precise direction.
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