Ah,finally. A decent music video with a clear narrative. You know, a story you can watch. Jape’s ‘Séance of Light’ has a warm, fuzzy and slightly surreal lilt to proceedings that has a roguish charm like Martin McDonagh’s work (In Bruges, The Guard) and a bit of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting as an influence.
The tune itself, by Jape, an electro-pop band much lauded in their native Ireland and taking cues from crystal pure Scandi-pop, bounces along like Tigger on a space hopper. Séance of Light is infectious, has synths that don’t dominate proceedings, and has lush harmonies that will make you beam from ear to ear. Watch it, think about a magical night you might have had, then start planning some jolly japes, with this as a soundtrack.