On the new single from her forthcoming album Carving Canyons, Lissie takes into account the downside of the changing seasons, even when saying goodbye to the cold and rainy part of the year. Over a chugging heartland-rock instrumental, “Night Moves” sees the songwriter face certain longings that have become inextricably tied with warm weather. “[‘Night Moves’] is about being reminded of the absence of someone dear,” she explains. “From the way the breeze feels on your skin, to the light of the fire, all the sense memories a summer evening elicits.
The single arrives today with a music video illustrating the absence of another hinted at in the song, beginning with Lissie walking out on a partner and ending with her unable to keep him out of her mind as an appearance from her “higher self” makes a cameo to emphasize “the parallel versions of what was or could be.” Of its technical aspects, she adds, “We shot the ‘Night Moves’ video about an hour outside of Portland, Oregon. The director Sergio Cilli, crew, and I got a beautiful cabin near Mt. Hood and pulled off a pretty intense late night shoot!”
Check it out below.