Track of the Day: NAIPIA “Tightropes” (2020)

The UK based pop-rock band NAIPIA is making waves this year with their recently released official video clip for their track “Tightropes”. The single has a quick and upbeat rhythm with compelling lyrics of personal growth and balancing the light and darkness within us. Known for their songs about youth and personal journeys, the track evokes a powerful portrayal of falling short and learning to get back up. 

NAIPIA talks through the inspiration behind the track and the music video: 

“This shoot, for us, is the pinnacle of what you can achieve with a great team of people around you and a lot of love/favours. Naipia were introduced to the amazing videographers Bullet Media through their management HP Music at another shoot where we were filming an acoustic rendition of our previous single ‘Another’ which was being used as a promotional piece of content for the well-known music studio gear manufacturer Warm Audio.

After an instant connection with the guys at Bullet Media we knew these were the men for the job. We all put our heads together over some beers and discussed how we could make a video with the limited budget a young band such as ourselves would have and what kind of vibe/style we would like to go down. We instantly landed on the idea of a black and white performance based shoot which ended up inspiring all the visuals for the whole release. We reached out as a team to as many venues that we knew of with a space and visual to accommodate the vision we had in mind. This ended up with us speaking to a small independent industrial looking gym in Southampton that one of the film crew uses to work out at, they very kindly agreed to lend us the space overnight out of work hours to complete the shoot. Of which we owe a huge thank you to The Barbell Division.’’

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Danica Jones

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