Miami Horror Shares “Soft Light” Video Feat. Alan Palomo (of Neon Indian); Watch Here

October 30, 2020 BY Nettwerk


Miami Horror, which began as a solo project by producer Benjamin Plant, will release a 10th-anniversary edition of their seminal debut, the ARIA-nominated album Illumination.  To celebrate the release, Plant, keyboardist Daniel Whitechurch, and guitarist/vocalist Joshua Moriarty joined Alan Palomo (of Neon Indian) to film the long-overdue official music video for “Soft Light,” which was originally released in 2010 and will be part of the upcoming anniversary edition that also includes twelve remixes, four B-sides, and a lush 25-minute trip through the entire record entitled “Lucid Stream.”

Looking back at our album, 10-years after its release, we feel very fondly about the journey it took us on. ‘Illumination” was made at such an innocent time. We’re lucky to have shared so many memories with our fans thanks to this record. It was the beginning of a grand adventure, and it will forever have a special place in our hearts,” says the band. Adding, “as part of the upcoming anniversary release, we chose to make a video that was both a celebration and a love letter to the album. We chose one of the lesser-known tracks from the album (‘Soft Light’) to soundtrack the video, which features Alan Palomo. We love this song. It also feels like one of the more timeless tracks and also best represents the overall mood of the record. ‘Soft Light’ was one of the last tracks that we finished on the album.”  The video was shot in two locations and directed by Martin Taube (H&M, Converse, Nike) and Jensen Vinca, aka Bird & Flower.  “Dan, Alan & I shot this in LA while Josh was in Australia and broadcasted via TV; due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.”

Miami Horror has generated a staggering 100 million-plus combined streams with a catalog highlighted by anthems such as “I Look To You (feat. Kimbra),” “Real Slow (feat. Sarah Chernoff),” and standout singles – “Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo)” and “Sometimes” – from Illumination, which debuted at number 10 on the ARIA Charts.  Also, they’ve garnered acclaim from Billboard, NPR Music, Forbes, MTV, Pitchfork, Stereogum, EARMILK, and many others. They’ve graced the stages of festivals such as Coachella, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Splendour in the Grass, Beyond the Valley, Just Like Heaven, Funka Fest in Ecuador, and Corona Capital Festival in Mexico.   During 2020, the idea to re-up illumination first germinated. It began with a large demand for the vinyl to be restocked, but it morphed into something bigger.  “It was a chance for us to come back and celebrate the album in a way we didn’t get to at the time it was released because everything was so crazy,” he admits. “We never really got the chance to enjoy it. It’s a bit sentimental. We’re celebrating the atmosphere of what existed in music before streaming and social media. We got back to purely creating.”

A couple of weeks back, to introduce the anniversary edition, Miami Horror released an “I Look To You (feat. Kimbra)” remix from London future-funk purveyors Franc Moody.  Adding a funk-inflected take on the original, this version “breathes some new life into ‘I Look To You’,” as Plant says. Watch the clip for “I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Franc Moody Remix]” here:

To further celebrate the release, Miami Horror will make a 3-piece vinyl set available for fans later this year.  To pre-order, click HERE.

‘Illumination 10th Anniversary Edition’ Track List:
**Available on Digital Version Only

Disc 1
01. Infinite Canyons
02. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra)
03. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo)
04. Summersun
05. Sometimes
06. Moon Theory
07. Echoplex (feat. MAI)
08. Imagination
09. Grand Illusion
10. Soft Light (feat. Alan Palomo)
11. Illuminated
12. Ultraviolet (feat. Alan Palomo)

Disc 2
13. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Franc Moody Remix]
14. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Tim Fuchs Remix]
15. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Wildlife Remix] **
16. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Jad & The Remix] **
17. Moon Theory (Punks Jump Up Remix)
18. Moon Theory (Yacht Remix) **
19. Sometimes (Shazam Remix)
20. Sometimes (Gloves Remix)
21. Sometimes (Hook N Sling Remix) **
22. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) [Sam Sparro & Jessie Rogg Remix]
23. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) [Miami Horror & Cassian Remix]
24. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) [Lenno & Jesse Oliver Remix] **

Disc 3
25. Emagination (B-Side)
26. Love Light (B-Side)
27. Under the Milky Way
28. Versalles (B-side)
29. Lucid Stream