Premiere: Ainsley Farrell’s inner Dracula emerges in ‘Dark Hours’ video
August 7th 2017
Sydney-based singer songwriter Ainsley Farrell has just unveiled the incredibly endearing visuals for her new single ‘Dark Hours’.
Written about Dracula trying to fit into the modern world, the film clip features the former Independent Artist of the Week as the gothic lead. Exploring the ideas of finding love and fitting in, Farrell’s voice swells through the darkness.
Of the video, Farrell had this to say:
“Dracula tries to act normal for the dinner guests. He goes through a few domestic chores to get ready for the evening, even rehearsing a few dance moves, all the while trying to fight his blood thirsty urges. He and his girlfriend eventually realise that they can’t impress their dinner guests, and so the true Dracula emerges.”
A fan of classic black and white horror films, Farrell was inspired by old school Dracula films, as well as cult faves Frankenstein, Creature from The Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man. She worked with cinematographer Sam Bruce and director Cate Hartmann to bring her idea to life.
“I liked the idea of these strange, misunderstood characters trying to live in the confines of societal norms, but realising that’s just not who they are.”
Peep the video below, complete with excellent dance moves on Farrell/Dracula’s part.