Sheffield outfit Air Drawn Dagger have entered 2024 with plenty of momentum. The trio delivered an almightily impressive EP in ‘Songs To Fight The Gods To’ in October, which received plenty of praise.
They have delivered a video for one of the EP highlights – ‘Title Fight’. Emphasising Air Drawn Dagger‘s pop-rock credentials, ‘Title Fight’ maintains the lyrical angst that past single, ‘Stigmata’, thrived on.
‘Title Fight’ is an ode to rage and letting loose. A celebration of how beautiful and God-like we are when we fully submit to our emotions and don’t hold back,” states Air Drawn Dagger vocalist Maisie Manterfield. “It’s like the moment the adrenaline kicks in watching a live band and the moshpit doesn’t hurt. The feeling of angry tears streaming down your face as you yell threats to the Heavens, picking fights you know you can’t win and the stars aligning when your brain goes into overdrive to exact the perfect revenge. Suddenly you feel real,”
As for the video itself, it sees Air Drawn Dagger step away from the narrative-driven videos they’ve done previously, opting to highlight their performing side. However, as Maisie explains, the video hints of belonging in the “Daggerverse”.
“After a series of narrative-heavy videos, we wanted to make something more performance-based. That being said we couldn’t make a video completely void of world-building. This video has vibes of being in the “upside down” or the “the other side”. We wanted to inject some elements of being in an afterlife/limbo to continue the trajectory from ‘Ghostsghostsghosts (Phantoms)’. There are elements throughout that are mirrored from previous videos and hidden props that enrich the video with story telling, adding depth to the ever-expanding ‘Daggerverse’ “