Mann Friday’s new single and video “Caravan in the Mist” paints a hopeful picture that the best is yet to come.
The video for the second single off Mann Friday’s upcoming album is a story of love blossoming despite the odds.
Watch the music video for “Caravan in the Mist” HERE
At the end of 2020 Mann Friday’s vocalist and songwriter, Rob Burrell, met and fell in love with his now-fiancė after he bought an old school caravan and the two of them traversed the lush landscape of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. “We had both been through a midlife crisis of sorts and met each other at a similar time in our lives. We ended up taking a risk on each other and disappearing in a caravan that I had bought and drifted around this mountainous region of Zim. Then one of the nights we parked and I connected up the fairy lights and I wrote the beginnings of this song, which is now our song,” he explains.
The artwork also speaks directly to the song’s title and features a picture of a caravan in the mist, the exact same caravan on the exact same evening that Rob connected those fairy lights, in the middle of nowhere in Africa, and wrote the foundations of the track.
“The message is geared towards the underdog. Never count out the underdog, there’s definitely still a lot of race left. Most people might not think that there’s a lot of race left, in your life, in your heart, but there most certainly is,” Rob expresses when questioned about the song’s intention.
Lyrically, diehard Mann Friday fans will recognise certain phrases as a sort of secret handshake to their core discography with references to “Diamond Eyes”, “Gin And Tonic Sky”, and “Sunburn and Wonder”, all staple songs in the two decades-long genealogy of the band.
Teaming up again with Obscura Productions and director Kalai Faye Barlow, the same team behind Mann Friday’s double award-winning music video for “Fight For Me”, the video for “Caravan in the Mist” is a live performance one at heart, supported by a cast of expressive dancers who bring the band’s lyrical vision to light.