- Film & TV
- 19 Sep 23
Hot Press are delighted to premiere the remarkably striking music video for 'Lost Honeybee' below.
Wexford-based singer-songwriter Conor Miley has recently released his latest single, 'Lost Honeybee', the third single from his forthcoming album Thousand Yard Stare, releasing on September 29.
Exploring themes of grief and heartbreak, 'Lost Honeybee' outlines a journey through the five stages of grief, from denial through bargaining, anger, and depression to a final acceptance. Ethereal synth and guitar effects underpin the track, with acoustic guitar later joined by sweeping strings and orchestral drums, building to a dramatic finale.
“'Lost Honeybee' was conceived between a caravan and the local pub whilst exploring themes of grief and loss and the inevitable isolation that follows suit,” the musician comments.
'Lost Honeybee' now has an equally dramatic and beautiful music video, which Hot Press are delighted to premiere! Directed by Michael-David McKernan and starring Emily Kilkenny-Roddy, the video is a stunning representation of overcoming grief, accepting yourself, and expressing yourself freely.
Having collaborate on previous singles, ‘Father’s Day’ and ‘Thousand Yard Stare’, Michael-David McKernan and Miley clearly have an excellent working relationship - with McKernan putting the perfect visual on the lyrics and feelings expressed by Miley.
“There’s this huge sense of catharsis in 'Lost Honeybee'," McKenna commented. "I wanted to start with a really small, intimate moment (a dancer receiving bad news) and then build a journey of release out of that.
"Working with actor/dancer Emily Kilkenny Roddy on this was a joy and she holds every frame of this video beautifully. Using the bear head was inspired by when I wore the same head to a music festival this summer. Having the anonymity of a mask gave me permission to dance in ways I wouldn’t have expected to. It definitely didn’t make me a better dancer, but it was a joyous escape. That’s the feeling I got when I listened to the song, and where I wanted this dancer to end up.”
Following on from the Wexford artist's two previous singles, 'Fathers Day' and titular track 'Thousand Yard Stare', which received praise from The Irish Independent, Nialler9, and saw the latter getting playlisted by RTÉ Radio 1, anticipation for the album is building.
Check out the video for 'Lost Honeybee' below.
- Film & TV
- 26 Sep 23