Up and coming indie folk band Mountfield have released the official music video for their new single, ‘Scared’, on Saturday 31. It was shot and edited by Me3Media and now available to listen to through their Facebook, Youtube and Soundcloud platforms. In the opening thirty seconds of the video, guitar strings play backed to a soulful instrumental sound, presenting David against a deep blue background, clutching a white rose in his hand in one shot, with occasional glimpses of a lightbulb overhead in others.
This is intercut with shots of a young girl tracking through a field with the same white rose in hand. David breaks into the chorus backed to a bright red light, with a guitar solo by Jack Peel during the later half of the song.
‘Scared’ made it onto the Top Ten of The Premium Blend Radio Show during the week of August 5, taking the tenth spot.
Prior to the single’s release, the band, from Lewes, East Sussex, have been playing a long list of gigs across the South of England with performances at the Ancient Mariner Street Party in Hove on August 25, Brighton’s The Green Door Store on August 11, sharing the stage with bands The Lanes, Porcelain Pink and The Clocks, to name a few. Mountfield are set to perform next week on September 7 at the G Live Beer Festival in Guildford, returning after headlining the year before.
They also played The Shoreham Music Festival, The Hope and Ruin in Brighton and The Brunswick in Hove. David Burnage and Dan Doyle, (serving as the band’s drummer), are both graduates from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, with Jack Peel at BIMM.
The band have been acclaimed by BBC Introducing and were interviewed on BBC Radio Kent back on May 18 this year. In the past, Mountfield have taken their music to known venues including The Boileroom, The Electric Theatre, The Con Club and Eastbourne Bandstand.
Back on June 14, lead vocalist David Burnage performed a cover rendition of The Beatles’ ‘Help’, and on July 28 last year, they released the music video for their single, ‘Someone Who Cares’, which depicts David riding a pink flamingo dinghy along a river with a plastic cup of cider in his hand, as drone footage sweeps over him.