It was just last month that Melbourne post-punks City Calm Down amazed us with the release of their phenomenal sophomore album Echoes In Blue. Now, ahead of their national tour, the band have shared a hypnotic video for their latest single ‘Pride‘.
With a tight rhythm section and chiming synths, ‘Pride’ is a perfect introspective dance-floor tune. Soft verses and shimmering choruses make the song equally intimate and cold, as singer Jack Bourke croons with shattering passion.
“‘Pride’ explores the feelings of lashing out at loved ones due to personal insecurities, pushing them away without explaining why,” he explains. Bathed in red and overlapped by sparse landscapes and flashing lights, the video keeps a clear image of Bourke always just out of our reach, and becomes all the more mesmerising for its mystery.
Alongside the moody video, City Calm Down have also announced the support acts for their now ten date tour of Australia and New Zealand that kicks off in June. Fans will be treated to special performances from the likes of Woodes, IV League, The Creases (DJ Set), Workhorse and The Spring Peaks. Tickets to the Echoes In Blue Tour are available now, but with a show this beautiful, they won’t last long.