Things get retro with First Aid Kit’s new video

The Swedish Americana duo take us on a trip back to an 80’s prom with video for Fireworks. 

Klara and Johanna Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, give a retro prom night video a mysterious twist as all but the two teens are transfixed by a white light at the dance. The melancholic track is the latest release from the duo’s new album Ruins, which is due on 19 January. Fireworks’ slow, sombre melody provides the perfect soundtrack to a high school prom.

First Aid Kit have said that they’ve “always loved the idea of American high school proms,” though they were never able to experience one in real life. “It was incredible to get to recreate one in our hometown of Stockholm,” they add. “Aesthetically it’s such a different look from our previous video – it was fun to go full Eighties mode. We got to dress up our friends and our mom in full on retro looks. We had a blast shooting this video and found out ‘Fireworks’ is a great song to slow dance to.”

Next month, the duo will be returning to the UK with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London’s Roundhouse. 

24 February – O2 Academy, Glasgow
26 February – Albert Hall, Manchester
27 February – Albert Hall, Manchester
1 March – Roundhouse, London
2 March- Roundhouse, London