Islands "This Is Not a Song" (video)

Islands 'This Is Not a Song' (video)
Songwriter Nick Diamond previously promised that A Sleep & A Forgetting, his latest album with Islands, would be a deeply personal song cycle written on a piano. Yesterday (December 5), we got a preview of that album in the form of the mellow and introspective "This Is Not a Song." Now, that track has gotten a video.

Given the material, this song's accompanying clip is fittingly low-key, as Nick sits at his instrument while a few band members stoically play their instruments. Aside from the dramatically low lighting and some meaningful gazes, noting much happens, and this restraint is what makes it an appealing video. The subtlety also allows Diamond's voice to truly shine. Seriously, dude has some golden pipes.

A Sleep & A Forgetting is due out on February 14 via Anti-.

This clip comes courtesy of Stereogum.

Islands - This Is Not A Song from stereogum on Vimeo.