The Academic have shared the video for their new single, ‘Not Your Summer’. The track is lifted from the band’s new ‘Community Spirit’ EP.
The video was directed by Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan from Tearjerker Films, who have worked with The Academic on previous singles ‘Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me)’, ‘Acting My Age’, and ‘Anything Could Happen’. It was shot at the derelict Waterworld in Portrush, Northern Ireland.
The EP is streaming now, and is released via Capitol Records.
Just last week The Academic joined forces with BBDO New York and Open The Portal animation studio for a pioneering live animation event using the medium of Google Slides. The video was aired in real-time to 300 lucky Academic fans across three separate art performances.
The video featured the input and knowledge of a team of animators and the band themselves, collaborating behind the scenes to create new slides every second.
Loosely on the song’s lyrics, the animation spoke of the isolation experienced throughout 2020, and the internal conflicts none of us could have predicted. Fans who weren’t able to join the livestream were redirected to YouTube to view the video and band’s interaction live. A link to the Google Slides video will be shared on YouTube imminently.
After a lengthy delay, the band return to the stage later this summer. They’ll follow a spot on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival with a full tour in spring 2022.
Catch The Academic Live:
APR 09TH … ULSTER HALL … BELFAST
APR 10TH … MILLENNIUM FORUM … DERRY
APR 12TH … ARTS CLUB … LIVERPOOL
APR 13TH … O2 ACADEMY … OXFORD
APR 14TH … CLWB IFOR BACH … CARDIFF
APR 15TH … O2 INSTITUTE2 … BIRMINGHAM
APR 17TH … RESCUE ROOMS … NOTTINGHAM
APR 19TH … RIVERSIDE … NEWCASTLE
APR 20TH … SWG3 … GLASGOW
APR 21ST … THE CAVES … EDINBURGH
APR 22ND … TUNNELS … ABERDEEN
APR 24TH … STYLUS … LEEDS
APR 25TH … O2 RITZ … MANCHESTER
APR 27TH … O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN …LONDON
JUL 21ST … FESTIVAL BIG TOP … GALWAY
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