Harkin shares new single 'Driving Down A Flight Of Stairs'

With her eagerly-awaited new album landing in a matter of days, Harkin has now dropped the final cut to be lifted from her forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Driving Down A Flight Of Stairs' comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by Dejan Mrkic, and follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Body Clock', 'A New Day', and 'Here Again' in previewing her new LP 'Honeymoon Suite', which is out this Friday 17th June via Hand Mirror.

Speaking about the new visuals, she said, "This video is the product of an accidental chain of pandemic collaboration. During lockdown, my wife Kate Leah Hewett wrote a poem called 'Driving Down A Flight Of Stairs' inspired in part by IONE's work and Pauline Oliveros’ deep listening practice. In response, I recorded a piece of ambient music for our Patreon which carried the same name and eventually became the final album version.

"The director Dejan Mrkic heard the track and asked if he could pair it with some footage he’d shot in LA, which I thought was so beautiful and matched the expansive stillness of the track. In his words, “we reverse engineered the more traditional way of making a music video”. I was seeking peace and communal experience when I composed this track in lockdown. The geographically remote collaboration of this video feels like my call for that has been answered."

While director Mrkic added, "The film follows a 10-year-old child (played by newcomer Ava Zane) as she searches for her presumed father in Los Angeles before she is picked up by her mother. It’s a meditation on childhood. The fluid camerawork by cinematographer Hayden Mason is complimented by BAFTA-winner Livia Ruzic’s distorted diegetic sounds to give the audience a hyper subjective experience.”

Check out the new video for 'Driving Down A Flight Of Stairs' in the player below.

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