Melbourne post-punks City Calm Down have shared their blissfully melancholic new single ‘Joan, I’m Disappearing’ and it has an incredible short film to match.
After releasing bold and brooding singles ‘Blood‘, ‘Blame‘ and ‘In This Modern Land‘ last year, this latest offering pulls back into gentle introspection, during which Jack Bourke’s strong baritone voice falters into a vulnerable higher register. Their highly anticipated sophomore album Echoes In Blue is slated for release on Friday, 6 April, and we can’t wait to get sad with our favourite sombre rockers.
Whilst Bourke has explained ‘Joan, I’m Disappearing’ is based on the dissolution of a long-term relationship, the video features a quaintly retro but timelessly lonely coming of age story. Packed with boxing, perfume, vices and exploration, it captures, in spectacularly cinematic shots, the perfect combination of emptiness and yearning.
It’s some breathtaking stuff.