Summer Moon (ft. Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Camila Grey of Uh Huh Her and Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event) has shared the video for their single, “Happenin'”, the second release and opening track from their upcoming debut album, With You Tonight, which will be released Feb 24.
Nikolai says about of video, “The chorus of ‘Happenin” is a mantra that is helpful especially during these crazy times in the US and the world. The video being one continuous shot speaks to the effect that events have on our perception of time -and that the only control we have is how we react to them. Sam Evans’ stand-out performance embodies the lyrical dichotomy of being fed up, having a strong urge to change things and being a helpless bystander.”
The video was directed by Joel Knoernschild. On the video, Knoernschild says, “I’ve been a fan of the Strokes since Is This It, so collaborating with Nikolai on ‘Happenin” was incredibly exciting. As with most music videos, they’re mini-hurricanes of creative intensity and with ‘Happenin”, things fell right into place. Sam Evans, our lead flew in from Alabama the night before and met us with a smile in one of the nastiest alley’s in Downtown Los Angeles. We shot numerous takes of Sam “ghost riding” his bike, dancing and doing flips to get this “one shot” just right. Nikolai also appears in the video, walking down the street in the opening.”
“Happenin” follows the release of the albums title track “With You Tonight.”
The band will also be headlining the legendary Los Angeles music venue The Troubadour on February 27th with Mereki and The Bulls supporting.