Alternative pop/rock band Night Argent have been making waves since the debut of their self-titled EP, released on April 22nd, 2016. They have been praised for their dynamic songwriting and intense lyrics, and their “multi-layered” rock instrumentation. Since its release, the band has been hard at work creating, filming and editing a cinematic thriller of a music video for the fan-favorite track, “Widowmaker,” taking fans along the way via the band’s Snapchat and releasing a behind-the-scenes reel. On July 28th, the band is thrilled to be unveiling “Widowmaker” exclusively via their Myspace page. The video has been described as “a visually stunning music video featuring the band being chased by a femme fatale through some incredible scenery.” This is what frontman Chase Manhattan had to say about the video:
Although the content of the video and the underlying theme is pretty dark, we wanted to make sure our pure enjoyment in being able to do what we love would show through in the finished product. Shooting this video is probably the most fun we’ve had working together as a band up to this point. When we’re on the road and touring, we always make sure we take time to go out and explore new and exciting locations, so incorporating that aspect of our band into one of our music videos is something we’ve been wanting to do since the beginning. We just hope our fans have as much fun watching it as we did filming it.
Chase Manhattan, along with friend and touring videographer James Frick, directed the music video for “Widowmaker.” Filmed by the band themselves, the video was shot in various locations across the US (Bonneville Salt Flats, UT; Coyote Buttes, AZ, Hoh Rainforest, WA) as they traveled to and from their performances at SXSW in Austin, TX. Throughout the course of shooting the band hiked through a rainforest, spent the night on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, got detained by rangers, had free range of a wrecking yard for a day, went rock climbing, staged a fight on the top edge of a slot canyon, and ran through the Salt Flats during flood season.
So head on over to the band’s MySpace now, and check out the epic results of their labor and adventures. If you haven’t purchased Night Argent’s debut self-titled EP, you can do so via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com and the band’s own website. You can also watch a behind-the-scenes of “Widowmaker” here:
Night Argent on Vans Warped Tour:
Aug 6: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA @ SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE
Aug 7: POMONA, CA @ POMONA FAIRPLEX
Aug 9: LAS VEGAS, NV @ HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Aug 11: NAMPA, ID @ FORD IDAHO CENTER
Aug 12: AUBURN, WA @ WHITE RIVER AMPHITHEATER
Aug 13: PORTLAND, OR @ PORTLAND EXPO CENTER
Tickets available here: VansWarpedTour.com