Liverpool native BANNERS releases the video for his newest single “Shine A Light” today. “Shine A Light”, which can be heard in the official trailer for EA’s just-released blockbuster game FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Legends, is a sweeping, widescreen track driven by grand instrumentals and vocals of stunning range. The suspenseful accompanying music video, directed by Christopher Ranson and produced by Zebrafish Media, perfectly matches the track’s anthemic chorus and beautiful lyrics. “Shine A Light” is available for purchase on iTunes HERE and streaming on Spotify HERE.
BANNERS (aka Mike Nelson) has set off a frenzy with his music since signing to Island Records. He first connected with his debut single “Ghosts” in April, which rose to #2 at Hype Machine, and was heard on MTV’s Teen Wolf, while “Shine A Light” was heard on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. “Shine A Light” has already received early radio support at alternative trendsetters across the country including KROQ and Alt 98.7 weeks before impact at alternative, triple-A, and college formats.
With influences ranging from the Beatles and Jeff Buckley to Arcade Fire, BANNERS utilizes vibrant techniques like choral echoes and cinematic sound effects, while still managing to sound entirely organic. Of “Shine A Light,” BANNERS says, “It’s about being stuck on a rowboat in the middle of the ocean and looking for salvation. Whether it’s a lighthouse that signifies land or a girl that can change your life. It can be anything.” His songs are almost all geographic in nature. “I tend to write based on the place I’m in and the context,” he says, adding that various cities and the sea are often his primary inspirations. “Water is wild and untameable and a true mystery. I always seem to come back to it.”