Jonathan Wilson Shares A Trippy Old School Video For ‘There’s A Light,’ An ‘Anthem Of Pure Positivity’

Jonathan Wilson has worked with the likes of Father John Misty and Roger Waters, but guess what? He knows what he’s doing just fine on his own too. He recently released a new solo album, Rare Birds, and on it, he proves himself a capable frontman with a propensity for busting out timeless hooks and killer songwriting. He puts that on display in his new video for album highlight “There’s A Light.”

The video was created by Grant James, shot on “obsolete Japanese broadcast cameras,” and features analog effects performed by hand, which create a disorienting psychedelic effect. Wilson says that the song, which features guest vocals from Lucius, came along later than most tracks on the album and was recorded in one take:

“One of my favorite tracks on Rare Birds is undoubtedly ‘There’s A Light.’ It was written late in the sessions, the idea came to me that I needed an anthem of pure positivity, the point was to put these words of peace, love, and hope in the mouths of whoever sang along. The track you hear is the first take we played of the song, ever.”

Watch the “There’s A Light” video above, check out Wilson’s upcoming tour dates below, and read our interview with Wilson here.

3/14 — Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
3/15 — Dublin, IE @ Whelans
3/16 — Leeds, UK @ Burdened Social Club
3/17 — Brighton, UK @ Concorde 20
3/19 — London, UK @ Omeara
3/20 — London, UK @ Omeara
3/21 — Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
3/22 — Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
3/24 — Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
3/25 — Brussels, BE @ AB Club
3/27 — Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten
3/28 — Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
3/29 — Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspicher
3/31 — Copenhagen, DK @ Little Vega Hall
4/01 — Stockholm, SWE @ Bryggarsalen
4/03 — Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
4/04 — I Stavenger, NO @ Folken
4/09 — Barcelona, SP @ Razzmatazz 3 (Solo with Strings)
4/19 — Rome, IT @ Quirinetta (Solo with Strings)
4/20 — Madonna Dell’Albero (Ravenna), IT @ Bronson (Solo with Strings)