Jordan Nash embraces the fantastical elements of a big night out on "Nightmares," the west Londoner's debut single. Psych-pop guitars twinkle and lurch as Nash talks of kisses that "felt like lightning... never wake me up unless it comes true." The hedonism might be raging around him but Nash remains centered, a romantic figure lost in his thoughts and the vapors of a woozy melody.
The "Nightmares" video follows suit, tracking Nash and a partner through a house party scenario. The retro styling (Jimi Hendrix posters and vintage cameras included) adds to the throwback feel of the tune, while the ephemeral nature of the subject matter is captured by a scene in which Nash is left with nothing but a Polaroid picture to remember his night.
Speaking about the song in a statement, Nash said: “‘Nightmares’ is that “where's the party going next?” feeling. Realising the shots are gonna keep coming and you just have to ride it out. Some of the best people around you end up being strangers you will probably never meet again- but for that moment it's the only trip to take. It's stumbling through the night, shades on, whiskey in a cola bottle… the last train home."
Thumbnail image courtesy of Gabby Drew.