Video: Gifts From Crows – But When You Sleep…

But When You Sleep is the new collaboration between ex-Sea Horses guitarist and songwriter Richard Laurence (now performing as Gifts From Crows) and artist Helena Whitten. It combines neoclassical music with cinematic renderings in a lullaby of a waltz.

By Graeme Smith

But When You Sleep… is your moment of calm for today. Its meditative piano rhythms will draw you into the surreal world of waking sleep. Building on the piano are mournful strings and flutters of clarinet.

The video, a piece devised by artist Helena Whitten, could perhaps be described best as a series of cinematic still images that invoke themes of nature and isolation, driven by a desire to find beauty in unexpected places. You can check it out below.