First look at King’s Daughters new ‘Dancing in the Rain’ video shot at Silent Pool near Guildford
PUBLISHED: 18:06 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 13:26 30 September 2020
Girl band King’s Daughters release video for their second single, which was filmed at Silent Pool Gin Distillery in Albury near Guildford, alongside their first virtual live gig
King’s Daughters has released the video for their new single, filmed at Surrey’s Silent Pool Gin Distillery. Scroll down to watch the video.
Talia Dean, Izzy Lysell, and Vicky O’Neon performed a live set including their lockdown hit GET UP and new single Dancing in the Rain, both produced by rock legend Brian May, among other tracks.
The girl band joined the movement, Keep New Bands Alive and Gigging, which helps new bands take the stage and perform gigs, live streamed to the world from new venue, Warehouse V.
“This virtual launch is going to be an incredible sense of liberation for us after having been in lockdown for seven months,” says lead singer Talia Dean, who lives in Cobham. “Being unable to perform, which is what we’re here to do, has had a bigger impact on us than we ever could have imagined and we’ve really struggled as a result. We hope to set a new precedent for live performances with our first gig which will reach fans all over the world. We’ve still had to rehearse and put great creativity into the production, as if fans were coming to see us in the real world, but instead they get to watch the show in the comfort of their living room from all corners of the globe.”
The new single Dancing in the Rain has been inspired by the tragic passing of Talia Dean’s best friend during lockdown and honours all those we have lost but were not able to say goodbye to properly because of COVID-19.
During the gig, King’s Daughters mentor and producer Brian May gave a special speech introducing the band to rock the stage publicly for the first time.
“The new single from Kings Daughters is a beauty. As co-producer along with Alan Glass I feel very proud of it - and I know it will bring release and comfort to a lot of people out there,” he says. “Talia Dean is a very talented songwriter and her lyric for this song is deeply moving in all the right ways. I watched her evolve it as she struggled to come to terms with her own loss at the passing of her greatest friend.
“In common with many folks recently she was denied the chance to say A final goodbye to him. The song is blisteringly honest about the pain, but finds peace and joy in the certainty that his spirit is still with her and will remain at her side. The song has multiple hooks - culminating in the triumphal Dancing in the Rain motif - which I have had buzzing around in my head constantly for weeks.”
The video for the track features the girls, styled by Surrey Life’s very own fashion columnists Surrey Frills, floating in the mystical Silent Pool and rocking out next to the copper still in the distillery warehouse.
“The video Kings Daughters have made in lockdown echoes the legend of Ophelia, but also intercuts sepia photographs of fans holding portraits of their lost loved ones,” Brian continues. “This track will touch the hearts of millions for years to come.”