WATCH: Pretty Lights unveils cinematic video for new track ‘Rainbows & Waterfalls’
“All through the morning rain I gaze, the sun doesn’t shine… Rainbows and waterfalls run through my mind…”
It’s no secret Derek Vincent Smith often lends himself to cinematically-inclined ventures. After all, the artist’s carefully curated Instagram and multitude of meticulously planned live shows are virtually cinematic pieces in themselves.
In his latest artistic endeavor, Smith, known for his Pretty Lights outpouring, has released an especially appealing video for a previously unreleased single “Rainbows & Waterfalls.”
Smith said the following of the track on his website,
“LETTER 22 is a story of the positivity that underscores all movement towards progress and enlightenment, no matter how many obstacles stand in the way. It is the story of a pure force of will, hidden somewhere out there, that is dedicated to revealing evolutionary truths to this universe in a systematic way.
It is the story of a visitor from another place, charged with delivering an enigmatic message; a wandering guardian, protecting a civilization that rejects the sun; and a being watching over it all, orchestrating its rhythms.
LETTER 22 is also the story of all of us, who have each, at one time or another, felt ourselves to be in possession of knowledge or insight that appears an innate, universal truth to us, but is callously dismissed by others. In such moments, it is easy to feel as though you truly are from a different planet, governed by a different sense of logic and order than this one, which used to feel so familiar.
However, in such moments we also find ourselves at a crossroads – a point in spacetime where we must choose to either succumb to these tribulations, or overcome them, and let those triumphs fuel the continued search for others who are also willing to open their eyes to another point of view.”
“Rainbows & Waterfalls” follows in the sweet, soulfully-executed style of Smith. Believed to have been played out for the first time at Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival in June and then again at Camp Bisco mid-July, the track could very well mean a pot of gold — or finally the new album, in this case — is at the end of this rainbow.