Having recently released their anthemic new single Real Love Song, Essex rockers Nothing But Thieves today share the video for the track. The song is the second to be taken from the band’s anticipated third album Moral Panic, set for release on October 23rd. Watch the video below.
The video was directed by Basak Erol and showcases the dreamlike story of three characters seeking love in the wrong places. When asked about the video the band stated:
As an audience, we are often presented something that is excessive or overblown, especially when it comes to love stories. We wanted the video to capture the irony of the song whilst making sure it was still affecting. This is a song within a song and the video, with its nods to the modern relationship and its sensationalised band moments, tell two sides of the same story. Where does the cynicism end and the real begin? It was amazing to work with Basak and her team who totally got where we were going and created a story that works on these different levels. This is a love song, so what?
The track itself was produced by Mike Crossey who is known for working with The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice. Since it’s release on July 31st, Real Love Song has achieved almost 3 million streams worldwide. A song about unrequited love, the track is one of the band’s most anthemic today and is highlighted by singer Conor’s wide range vocals.
The track follows on from previous single Is Everybody Going Crazy? which sat on Radio 1’s Playlist for 8 weeks making it the band’s biggest airplay to date. Both tracks are their first new music since 2018 EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way, and their acclaimed sophomore album Broken Machine (2017).
Moral Panic will be released on the 23rd October and can be pre-ordered now.