waiting for smith, harry loyd, folk pop

Waiting For Smith radiate sunshine in ‘Long Life’

Folk pop band Waiting for Smith, a musical project from singer-songwriter Harry Lloyd, are glistening with warm guitar melodies and cheery rhythms in new track ‘Long Life’.

With sincere lyrics and comforting messages in tow, ‘Long Life’ is ray of sunshine for uncertain times. Harry Lloyd has revealed that the track was originally written to bring comfort to his own plight after his ski injury. “I wrote ‘Long Life’ while I was recovering from my injury, and it became my upbeat theme tune for dealing with disaster. I’m hoping it will bring others as much comfort and lightness as it gave me when I needed it.”

Recorded with Julian Emery (Nothing But Thieves) at Abbey Road Studios, the new single is wonderfully light-hearted and blissful, radiating memories of classic folk from the seventies. Think about Leonard Cohen and Johnny Flynn taking a mucial bike ride around sunny Madrid, and you will get pretty close to ‘Long Life’!

The music video was filmed in Madrid in pre-pandemic times. With stunning shots of the city in beautiful sunlight, the music video is heavily inspired by Lloyd’s love for Wes Anderson’s films. “I love his symmetry”, he shared. “He makes every shot look like a painting. You can’t help but take life a little less seriously after watching one of his movies. And that’s what I really wanted to get across with the music video, a sense of play.” 

So, without a further ado, check out the lovely ‘Long Life’ below!

More about Waiting For Smith

Waiting For Smith is a project by singer-songwriter Harry Lloyd. Formerly a ski instructor in the French Alps, Lloyd broke his back in two places during avalanche training. During his recovery, Lloyd decided to dedicate his life to music. After spending a year in bed recuperating and learning to play guitar, he formed Waiting For Smith, named after all of the time he spent waiting for his original drummer Smith. Waiting For Smith has been featured in British GQ, and their delightful folk pop has been enjoyed by Tom Robinson on 6 Music and Maz Tappuni on Radio X.

You can follow Waiting For Smith on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their website.

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