‘Wonderful’ is a beautifully melancholic love song, displaying Archie’s alluring vocals and guitar alongside a stunning string section. The video, which premiered with Made In Shoreditch, captures the moments of blossoming love in the London dating scene.
Regarding the video Archie says, “When I listen to ‘Wonderful’ I think of falling in love in London. So it was important to me that the video was a love story set in London. The underground is a space where life above ground doesn’t really matter. We sit across from people and can gaze longingly at them falling in love for five minutes before they reach their stop. I have been victim to many of these underground infatuations. So I wanted the video to start on the train but this time, whether for real or in the imagination of the passengers, the relationship develops above ground. They live out the fantasy that we so often succumb to on the way to work.”
David the director had recently moved to London so had a very romantic vision of the city. A vision I had possessed as a kid but as time and experience wore on had slightly died. But London can always surprise you. David breathed new life into my romanticism of this great city with the video he created.”
The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of on his recent seven-date UK headline tour, which finishes at Camden Assembly tonight (April 23rd).
Last year Archie also toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royal, while he also played his first shows in the US.
Archie has been announced to play festivals this year including The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Wood Festival and as more to be announced soon.