The Scottish Enlightenment – Fingers (Video Premiere)

Watch the new video for Fingers by The Scottish Enlightenment

Video by Music Team | 16 Apr 2018

It’s been eight years since The Scottish Enlightenment released their debut album St Thomas, but the four-piece are back with their follow-up, Potato Flower, set for release on 1 June via Glasgow-based Armellodie Records.

The latest single to be taken from Potato Flower, Fingers has a super laid-back jangly groove akin to Pavement but with a bit of a nod in the intro and outro to the sample work of Public Service Broadcasting. "Fingers came out of a hillwalking conversation, and I'm not sure I'd ascribe to the central idea – maybe to an extent,” explains frontman David Moyes. “But the song is sort of testing out the idea that there's a basic isolation in people, and I think there's some truth in it.

“Musically, it's that slovenly Pavement-y guitar thing, and a feeling of resignation which I think responds to the lyrics – we're alone, might as well accept it and try to make sense of it. I'm not the most conscientious person, so the feeling of giving up has a sort of comfortable familiarity. I think this song sits alongside some of our previous work like Pascal, Get My Limousine, To the Dogs – y'know, knackered pop songs about falling short."

The Skinny are delighted to be premiering the music video for Fingers, which you can watch in the player above or on YouTube.

Potato Flower by The Scottish Enlightenment is released on 1 Jun via Armellodie and available to pre-order here