London-based producer Catching Flies is beginning the to build up to the release of his debut album, Silver Linings, in May. Kicking things off, he's just shared "The Light" with Trim, a soul-meets-spoken word tale of looking back on life with a mixture of nostalgia and regret, backed by dreamy electronics and melancholic strings that sweep through the track. We've already written extensively about the value of a Trim feature; had that piece been published today, "The Light" by London-based producer Catching Flies would be right at the top of that list.
Speaking with Complex via email, director Greg Barnes told us: "The track was dreamlike and somehow sobering all at once — I knew I wanted to bring that hauntingly powerful mix into the video. Trim's lyrics are a soulful reminiscing of his youth; full of nostalgia, regrets and hindsight — written with the wisdom of someone beyond their years — who has lived life. I wanted to personify that wisdom, and depict Trim as an elderly version of himself, played by an older actor. From there, the image of an aging and lonely MC began to appear; melancholic and gnarled, navigating the world of his youth — ghost-like in his invisibility but visually sticking out like a sore thumb, a metaphor for the immortality we feel when we're younger — and the mortality we didn't plan for…"