Published Dec 06, 2016After a year of touring in support of his third LP Each Other, Aidan Knight is heading deep beneath the waves in his new video for "What Light (Never Goes Dim)," which was shot on an active Canadian navy submarine.
Playing off the single-shot "submarine movie" genre, Knight plays multiple characters aboard the HSMC Victoria in the Ft Langley-directed clip. According to Wilkinson, the inspiration stemmed from a love of the genre and the tropes that accompany it.
"While watching one it came up that our local naval base was home to a pair of old Canadian navy submarines," Wilkinson said in a statement. "We were due to make a video for 'What Light (Never Goes Dim)' and the ridiculous thought of 'wow what if we could film something with Aidan on a submarine' came about...This is something they very, very rarely do. As far as we know we are the first film shot on a Canadian submarine."
Knight added: "During this shoot we walked for an hour through the woods with the camera gear, and my hair, to get the final shot of me on the desolate beach, washed up, with sand in my mouth. I say this because I want you to know that we are committed to telling you stories that delight and confront your humanity, and also how far I will go to get the part. I'm the Daniel Day-Lewis of Canadian indie folk rock."
Each Other is out now through Outside Music. Watch the video for "What Light (Never Goes Dim)" in the player below.