Father and Son, Neil & Liam Finn

Rebecca Varidel
20th Jun 2018

"Just something we Neil & Liam Finn pulled together with friends and family before a show at Largo at the Coronet. Can you tell me what the story is here?" shared on his Facebook page. Further the media release explains...

Following the announce of their first album together, Neil Finn and Liam Finn have revealed a tribute to Greek mythology and a visual accompaniment for their lead single 'Back To Life'. Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Kristofski, the video follows the Lightsleeper and Finn family musical ethos of creating with friends and family.

"We spent three hours on a Sunday afternoon dressing up and posing with some of our friends, mere mortals applying the greasepaint to escape our earthly chains," explain Neil and Liam.

"Behold, a little piece of theatre representing the way we try to summon up the gods of our songs, like Orpheus - challenging them to bring life to those loved ones who have departed. But alas, the gods seem listless and unconcerned, trapped in their own cycles of drama and intrigue."

The simple Finn family ethos of making music with friends and family continues right through the personnel recruited for the album; the touring band - Sharon Finn - Neil's wife, and Liam's mother - plays bass on two of the songs; Elroy Finn - Liam's brother - drums on seven; and good friend Connan Mockasin returns for four. Greek friends Elias Dendias and Spiros Anemogianis bring plaintive bouzouki and accordion to 'Back to Life', and legendary Mick Fleetwood turns up to play 'Anger Plays a Part', 'Any Other Way' and 'We Know What It Means.'

This unmistakable spirit - of musicians at their peak, bound together by the still-hot desire to make music that isn't simply that year's work, but something brewed up with bones, love, quiet revelation and the perfectly-evoked euphoria of being alive - is what makes Lightsleeper such a gorgeous progression in the Finn family musical history.

Lightsleeper by Neil & Liam Finn is out August 24 on Inertia Music / [PIAS]

Pre-order now >> https://neilandliamfinn.lnk.to/Lightsleeper