Posted by Mikas
Inspired by a song that combines bittersweet lyrics with uplifting electronic melodies,
the video for Above & Beyond’s ‘Sun & Moon’ focuses on the pain and release of a
couple’s break-up; showing how relationships live on forever in the memory.
Drawing its aesthetic cues from the Northern Soul era, the video makes a direct link
between the legendary 70s dance music scene and Above & Beyond’s unique take on
modern club culture.
Styled perfectly with a tartan Harrington jacket and a crisp shirt emblazoned with an
Above & Beyond ‘Sun & Moon’ Northern Soul badge, the lead male is seen re-living
the relationship and the final breakdown through a series of emotive flash back scenes
and some lonesome, drink and music fuelled longing.
With the song finding its release through its emphatic, riff-based breakdown, the
male recognises the song and finds his own peace of mind the only way he knows -
by dancing. Through a set of skillfully twisted and visually arresting dance moves
straight out of the Northern soul era, where sad love songs like ‘Sun & Moon’ fuelled
a generation of late night dancers lost in lyrics, he finds freedom in the moment – to
the surprise and dismay of the other people in the bar.
Embodying the romance, escapism and real life emotion that both Above & Beyond
and the Northern Soul era explored, the video is a cleverly styled twist on the classic
break-up narrative and offers a sense of release every bit as emphatic as the song
Wow, what dance moves!