Shape-shifting U.K. rockers Editors have held lofty aspirations ever since they broke during the post-punk revival almost a decade ago. Tom Smith’s baritone has a sweeping grandiosity to it, and the band hasn’t been afraid to put it to task. They’ve gone from rock to electro and back, and on the latest offering from their fifth studio album In Dream, these brash aspirations are on full display.
The track is “Ocean of Night” and it’s a clinic in buildup and release -- every note primed and polished to deliver a life-affirming, arena-ready payoff. To capture the magic in music video form, Editors enlisted director Rahi Rezvani and a captivated audience at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.