Ernest Hummingbird’s artistic flair extends way beyond their catchy literary name. Set for release on March 4, ‘Paint The Night’ is the latest single from the Australian artist with an ear for the extraordinary. Stream and download ‘Paint The Night’ here.
‘Paint The Night’ is the debut single for Ernest Hummingbird, and the track promises plenty more to come from this artist. The song covers the effects of the tough choices faced by many people, and how in making their decisions they are additionally faced with both consequences, and the prospect of an exciting new chapter.
Making use of multiple layers of synths, percussion, and even a cellist from The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Ernest Hummingbird is able to give the track a grandiose atmosphere; cinematic without feeling bombastic.
While Ernest Hummingbird’s style is clearly their very own, there seems to be nods to those who have gone before, such as David Bowie, and perhaps ELO – those artists and bands who specialised in the artistic, and had massive production values.
Ernest Hummingbird of course takes their name from Ernest Hemmingway, with ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ being one of Hummingbird’s favourite stories from the author. Additionally, the Hummingbird part of their name refers to the natural environment, and the healing power of being offline, and in the great outdoors.