With their fiery Americana-influenced style, Norfolk quintet Morganway have already thrilled fans with stunning performances at the likes of the OH1 Festival, The Troubadour and The Islington, but they’re not stopping there. 2017 is shaping up to be their busiest and best year yet and having just announced a series of shows that’ll take them through the summer, they’ve now unveiled the video for new track “Hurricane.”
The brand new video which we here at EntertainmentWise are delighted to premiere, was directed and filmed by the band’s own Callum Morgan who studied film at university, and who has always been keen to put what he learnt into practice. The clip also features two upcoming dancers who are training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. “Hurricane” is a stand-out track on the bands’ new EP which was released today.
Asked about the song and its accompanying video, Morgan said:
“Hurricane is a big track for us. It’s how we end our shows and it always gets an amazing response. It’s full of intense energy that just keeps building, and although it has something of a blues structure, it’s always felt fresh to us and very much Morganway. When we came to recording it, we decided to keep it as close to that dangerous live feel as possible, we didn’t want to chop it up and make it more ‘radio friendly’. Film has always been a big passion of mine and while a certain lack of budget may have played something of a part, it felt right to direct and edit the video myself.
We shot the band sequence in an empty barn at a friend’s house in Norfolk, and our keyboardist Matt’s Dad Simon filmed it. The dance sequence I shot up in Leeds with the superb dancers Fabian Jackson – the younger brother of a close friend – and Queenie Maidment-Otlet. They’re both studying at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and the park where most of the dancing takes place is just down the road from there. I was blown away by what they came up with. All I really did was point a camera at them, occasionally saying, in the words of George Lucas, “faster and more intense”. The rawness of both their dancing and the band shots really fit the feel of the track, getting more and more chaotic and intense as the song builds. We’re thrilled to share the results.”