Oak Island

The latest song, “To The Moon,” from soft rock devotee Nightlands (aka Dave Hartley)—which actually doesn’t appear on his underrated Oak Island record released earlier this year on Secretly Canadian—was inspired by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and almost exclusively features NASA clips of lunar expeditions. Written as a companion piece to a particular scene in that film, Hartley manages to pull feelings of deep-rooted isolation and a sense of undirected anxiety from his acoustic guitar, an array of vocal processing, and programmed tones. But there is also an underlying fascination and appreciation for the scope and enormity of the images being presented. Watch the archival footage filled video below.