In an exclusive first look, Little Green Cars have shared with State their latest audio-visual project in the form of a new short film called Ephemera. Narrated by Irish novelist and poet Colm Tóibín, Ephemera is a uniquely beautiful tribute to W.B. Yeats and follows on from the release of the critically acclaimed album of the same name in March.
Directed by guitarist Adam O’Regan, he says of the short film “When deciding on the title for our second album, we came across a poem by W.B. Yeats that we felt perfectly encapsulated it’s sentiment. Ephemera is a bittersweet snapshot of a couple coming to the end of their relationship. It’s a poem about life’s cycle of change rather than death’s finality. Having experienced loss first-hand during the writing process, that idea really resonated with us.
“We decided to make a short film to celebrate the poem and asked our friend Colm Tóibín if he would recite it. He was kind enough to invite us into his home one winter’s day, and in front of a crackling fire, we recorded his haunting delivery. We shot the film on a misty day on Tara Hill in Wexford, with Stevie and Faye playing the parting couple.”
Watch Ephemera below.