Glorious folk-pop trio Belle Miners have released a stunning music clip to accompany their latest single, 'Night Flight'.
Taken from their 10-track debut album Powerful Owl, Canadian friends and musicians Felicia Harding and Marina Avros and Australian-based Jaime Jackett blend beautifully into the starry night sky of the Kimberley in outback Western Australia. Their soaring harmonies and delicate instrumentation pop against a sparkling violet vision of moonlit horizons and Magpie geese flying to roost over a blood-red sunset.
The video captures the emotion behind the song's lyrics and deep personal meaning for Jaime, as well as the strong connection Belle Miners have with Australia's birds and the freedom of its landscape. "I imagined myself as a spirit, having left my body, soaring out into the vast expanse beyond our blue-green planet, flying through the cool air like I always wished I could as a child", says Jaime.
The birds were filmed by Simon Mustoe (Belle Miners Manager and founder of Wildiaries) and Nick Hayward (whose most famous work includes the Lyrebird sequence from Attenborough's Life of Birds). The footage was originally collected over 150 days, for a tourism series about Australia's people, nature and places - and even includes a film about Broome Bird Observatory where Jaime now works.
Jaime's reasons for thinking about death are deeply personal - she spent 11 years with a brain stem tumour deemed inoperable. Fortunately, one of the world's leading brain surgeons Dr. Charles Teo removed the tumour and Jaime is now cancer free. The song serves as a powerful and poignant reminder to never give up.
Belle Miners will take their songs and stories on tour around Australia in January...
The Music Presents...
2018 Belle Miners Australian Tour:
Wed 3 Jan | Magic Mountain, Merimbula NSW (Tickets)
Thu 4 Jan | Berry School of Arts, Berry NSW (Tickets)
Fri 5 Jan | Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW (Tickets)
Sun 7 Jan | Mosaic Carriage, Fremantle WA (Tickets)
Thu 11 Jan | Broome Convention Centre, Broome WA (Tickets)
Tue 16 Jan | Hastings Caves, Parks Tasmania, Geeveston TAS (Tickets)
Wed 17 Jan | Frank’s Cider Bar, Franklin TAS (Tickets)
Fri 19 Jan | Printers Room, Sebastiaans, Ballarat, VIC (Tickets)
Sat 20 Jan | Upwey Skylark Room with 3MDR, Burrinja VIC (Tickets)
Sun 21 Jan | Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC (Tickets)
Thu 25 Jan | The Mechanics Institute, Nagambie VIC (Tickets)
Fri 26 Jan | Star Theatre, Chiltern VIC (Tickets)