Drawing North Debuts Music Festival-Inspired Video for 'Stay': Premiere

Drawing North
Phil McFadden

Drawing North

Australian alt-pop band Drawing North whipped up a new music video for their single “Stay," premiering on Billboard today (May 2). The track that dropped last month was inspired by the combination of music festival vibes and that electric feeling of meeting someone new for the first time. 

“’Stay’ is inspired by the loose, carefree feeling had at a music festival,” the band's Drew Southwell explains to Billboard. “It’s a story between a pair of people developing a new and exciting feeling for each other surrounded by the sound of music and people in a similar experience.”

The song glides on a smooth beat, playing with the fun poppy sound that pours out in each of the lyrics -- from the first chorus line to the repetitive and catchy croons of, “Ooh na na” found in the hook. “Can you feel this love about to sway? / Oh I want you to stay / Don’t want another way / Tell me you’ll stay,” are some of the clear messages played throughout the song. 

The music festival sentiment in the track is seen even more vividly in the accompanying video that features clips of the band over a span of three months of their performances at Sundance, a sold-out show in the US, and their first ever New York City press trip. 

“We’ve had an insanely busy start to the year and the video for the song showcases some of it -- from snowboarding and performing at Sundance Film Festival, to playing multiple sold out shows across America and bits and pieces in between,” said Southwell. “We hope this brings a little insight into what our lives have been like recently.”

Watch Drawing North's video for "Stay" below. 

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