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Northumberland artist Philip Jonathan drops the video to his wonderful, euphoria-filled folk track Headlights and we’re delighted to be given an exclusive look at it.

The crisply shot visuals, captured by award-winning videographer Kevin Borger of Dutchman Creative, exhibit some beautiful scenery with the sky’s crepuscule cloud-filled skies offering the perfect visual accompaniment to the song’s atmospheric and ethereally harmonious sounding chorus.  

The song is based on a poem written for a stranger and is about searching for life.  Philip tells us more… “A couple of friends and I run an arts-based community engagement activity at a local market called ‘Poems for a Pound’. People give us £1 and a story and we write up a poem for them on an old typewriter. I got talking with a man in his mid-50s who described being at a real crossroads in life. He described being torn between the safety of a predictable road and the yearning inside him that there must be something more than this. I wrote a poem for him that resonated deeply with me too – that night I wrote this song based on the words of the poem.”

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