After teasing a snippet of the music video accompanying her upcoming new single called “Torches” earlier this month, Japanese singer Aimer followed up with a longer promotional clip featuring this and other new songs included in the CD, due Aug. 14.
“Torches” is the ending theme of Vinland Saga, a new anime series based on a long-running Japanese comic set in Dane-controlled England at the start of the 11th century.
The mystical video for the song evokes the world of Vikings and myths through imagery of fire and water and enigmatic dancers by the sea, with Aimer in a flowing white dress holding up a flaming torch to find her way in the dark. Watch below.
In the video, Aimer also gives fans a taste of the two other songs included in the single, called “Blind To You” and “Daisy.” The former is a ballad in a similar vein as the title track but also reminiscent of her earlier works, and the latter is an upbeat love song.
“Torches” will drop digitally Aug. 5, ahead of its physical release.