THE SUBWAYS Reveal 8-bit Animated “Love Waiting On You “ Video .

The Subways Photo credit : Laura Lewis

The incredible 3-Piece that is The Subways just made Tuesday absolutely awesome.

Today they released a video for Love Waiting On You “ and hold your hat ….. it’s done like an 8-bit video game …. Freaking brilliant. Love Waiting On You” will be on the brand new album “Uncertain Joys” coming January 2023.

Alongside the video, the band have also revealed brand new B side ‘Sign of Scorpio’ which is also out now on all good streaming platforms

The band’s previously announced UK album tour dates have been rescheduled to January/February 2023 and are on sale now, and they will also be appearing at Southsea Victorious, Godiva Festival and Looe Live amongst others (see below for full listings).

Commenting on the gender-role-reversing video directed by animator Neil Whitman, front man Billy Lunnsays: “When Neil initially presented us with the concept of the video as an 8-bit platform-style video game, our drummer Camille cleverly proposed that, given how the song is so obviously about yearning, why not instead have the rescuer and rescued gender roles reversed to change things up.”

“I saw myself as the Princess Peach character, with the love of my life (about whom the song is written) being my rescuer, fighting through the various obstacles and antagonists along the way. The sense of isolation, helplessness, and vulnerability within the song now made all the more sense to me.”

Whilst it’s not always correct to assume that one person should come to the rescue of another in a relationship, my belief in the hopelessly romantic/pathetic notion that lifelong soul mates do in fact exist is woven into the very fabric of my being. And so, when at the end of the video my rescuer realises that it is only the will to love that is required to come to my aid, as opposed to having to fight through strife, battles, and failures, I knew that Neil understood the depth of my belief in this notion.”

“Our protagonist is trapped in his virtual cell waiting for the female heroine (the princess) to come to his rescue,” adds director/animator Neil Whitman. “I had great fun designing the band members as 8-bit characters as well as designing the princess and various levels for our heroes to venture through. Setting the game in mediaeval times helped me to subvert the usual tired traditions of the prince rescuing the princess and play around with audience expectations.”

You can check out the amazing video directed by the amazing Neil Whitman below

The Subways – Love waiting on you

You can Listen to the B-side “Side of Scorpio”Here

Festival Appearances:

August 18th – GAMPEL OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (CH)

August 20th – CZECH REPUBLIC BRNO TRUTNOFF OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (CZ)

August 27th – SOUTHSEA VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL (UK)

September 3rd – Coventry – GODIVA FESTIVAL (UK)

September 18th – Cornwall – LOOE LIVE (UK)

Rescheduled Jan/Feb 2023 UK Headline Tour Dates:

Jan 26th – Manchester Gorilla

Jan 27th – Stoke Sugarmill

Jan 28th Sunderland Independent

Jan 29th Glasgow King Tuts

Feb 1st – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Feb 2nd – London Scala

Feb 3rd – Brighton Chalk

Feb 4th – Cambridge Mash

We are so excited for January and new music from The Subways

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