Release: Stay (Music Video)
Area: Melbourne, Victoria.
Date of release: 18/03/18
Genre: Melodic Alternative Rock
Record Label: Independent
Mixer/Master: Dave Petrovic
Videographer: Andrew Basso at Electric Sun Studios
For Fans Of: Dance Gavin Dance, Hands Like Houses, Awaken I Am.
Melbourne-based Melodic Alternative Rock outfit have remained dormant for the last 2-3 years now with people questioning whether they had split up, gone on a hiatus or where quietly working away on new material behind the scenes (no pun intended). Thankfully it’s the latter with the boys dropping this new track called 'Stay'. Musically, it’s a great track with a strong melody, electronic undercurrents and Jimmy’s powerful clean vocals driving the track along.
The music video filmed by Andrew Basso at Electric Sun Studios was shot entirely in black-and-white and borrows some visual techniques from classic horror films like The Poltergeist and The Exorcist. We see the boys flickering in and out of frame, disappearing and reappearing. It also features some simple décor (white candles, a record player) with a young girl burning photographs and allowing her hand to pull away from Jimmy. These metaphors imply wanting to let go of the past and move on to something better.
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Vocals: 9.5/10 (if screams the do cleans /5 and scream /5)
Video Narrative : 8/10
Video Production: 18/20
Visual Effectiveness : 22/25
Personal Enjoyment: 8.5/10