Perth local art-pop pioneers GAZEY strike gold again with their latest release today, a music video for their new single ‘Sleep’. The launch is also taking place tonight at Jack Rabbit Slims, including a special viewing of the clip, and support from the uber talented hip-hop stylings of Hyclass along with some jangly guitar pop from both Catwalk and Cuss in what promises to be an exciting evening.
‘Sleep’ features a very dancy krautrock beat along with a matching synth-bass groove. These fit very well with the music video where band member Ezekiel is chased through a concert hall by a crazed fan in an anxiety fueled escape sequence that leaves Ezekiel wondering if everything is as it seems.
Filmed in the Perth Concert Hall, the clip is directed by Brendan Docherty with cinematography by Alex Lorian. The video is filmed with impressive regards to timing, with the transitions naturally and seamlessly matching up with the musical transitions present in the single.
GAZEY guitarist Ryan Thomas talks about the music video saying it is “very much a visual representation of the concepts within the song.I suppose it’s mostly about generalized anxiety, social standards, and the pressures we put on ourselves and others on a daily basis".
Laurent’s character (the crazed super fan) has perhaps developed an overly idealistic perception of Ezekiel; the Super-Fan wants to display his appreciation but the feeling is not reciprocated. To us, you could view Ezekiel and the Super-Fan as one in the same. The latter representing a sort of destructive ego. Although, the exact concept came about from the fact that Ezekiel isn’t a “hugger”, so to take it literally wouldn’t really be wrong –we’ve tried to keep it open.I think ultimately –we wanted something that on the surface appeared fun and light-hearted but still had some deep undertones hiding in the shadows (much like our upcoming album).”
GAZEY’s debut LP Sole will be released through Group Therapy Records in October 2019.
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Also check out the video below to get a taste of what GAZEY are all about.