Video Premiere: Gifts From Crows – But When You Sleep (NFO Version)

If you’ve been following our Instagram this week, you’ll have seen a few sneak preview clips of this video. Now you can see the full version for the first time anywhere right here on York Calling.

By Graeme Smith

Gifts From Crows is the musical project of British neoclassical composer Richard Laurence. We’ve featured him before on the blog, including the original version of But When You Sleep. Over the course of the last year, Richard has teamed up with the Northern Film Orchestra to record videos of live, orchestrated versions of pieces from his album Holding A Thought Forever. But When You Sleep is the latest release.

The original version was a beautiful waltzing piece and the fully-orchestrated version elevates it further, giving it the texture only a orchestra can. You can see the performance video below. If you’re a fan of Gifts From Crows like we are, then you’ll be pleased to know a new album is on the way in the new year.