Sometimes our memories are clear and distinct and burned indelibly into our mind’s eye. Other times they’re a blur of disconnected imagery that nonetheless conveys the underpinning mood of missing everything you care about. The video for “Memories That Glow” from Nashville’s Photo Ops hues toward the latter.
“I kept having dreams about the past. That’s when you know it’s bad,” the band’s Terry Price says. “When it seems like you can make it through the days without thinking about it, and it just pops up in your dreams. The song is a blues about haunted dreams and drinking too much.”
For the video, directors Ashley Dudek and Daniel Fry say they interpreted the song literally: memories that glow.
“The video dips between very bright, lucid thoughts from the past and vague snippets of the present,” they write in an email. “Each ‘memory’ from one idea to the next, with no real establishment of time. The song gave us both a very warm, illusory feeling – and we hope that comes across in the video.”
The song comes from Vacation, out now on Bad Friend Records.