Melbourne soul icons Saskwatch have delivered a trippy new single and announced their fourth studio album Manual Override.
‘Then There’s You’ is a hypnotic glimpse into the new album, as psychedelic melodies chime over a laid-back beat and warm bass tones. Singer Nkechi Anele’s sweet and gentle voice frolics through the song with sublime honesty, as she explores the loss of love and loneliness.
But if the song is about heartbreak, the video is the remedy, as Nkechi and a beautiful man soak in steaming milky waters surrounded by a lush assortment of flora. Directed by Madeline Kelly, the video realises the dreamlike qualities of Saskwatch’s new low-fi soul sound. More comforting than sad, ‘Then There’s You’ is full of tantalising yearning and subdued bliss.
It’s a fascinating peek into Manual Override which is set to drop on August 4. Saskwatch will be playing two exclusive preview shows in Melbourne and Sydney next month. Pre-order the album to score a ticket!