On A Certain Night is the first single from The Miserable Rich's forthcoming album Miss You in the Days.
Taking as its themes ghost stories, sex and death, the album was recorded in February this year, in some of the most haunted houses in Britain -- including the Jacobean palace Blickling Hall, the birthplace of Ann Boleyn. According to local legend her headless ghost returns there each year on the anniversary of her execution.
Lyrically, On A Certain Night is a tale of possession -- both sexual and supernatural. Lead singer James de Malplaquet's first love told him how she was possessed by a spirit in the form of a light that would appear in her room, enter her body and tell her what to do...
Some years later while writing the album, de Malplaquet was struck by the sexual nature of possession, and how someone hearing moaning at night might come to very different conclusions about what they were hearing - if they were in a haunted house, as opposed a hotel room, for example.
He was also struck by the power and dominance of a spirit that cannot be kept in bounds by physical restraints. As James says "the problem with ghosts is you can't just lock them out".
On A Certain Night reflects the more dynamic, edgier sound of the new album, bursting with hooks and bags of energy, with the band's trademark plaintive violin, cello and double bass joined by guitars, charango and drums.
On A Certain Night is released on 24th October, the album 'Miss You in the Days' follows at Halloween.
Direction: Kenny McCracken
Concept and Production: James de Malplaquet
Assistant Direction: Kevin Mason
Camera Assistant: Zoe Baker
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Make Up: Ange Watson for Yawoma Make Up and Hair