Watch the visual below!
Image: Sam Horton.
Dynamic Sydney-based post-punk rockers Johnny Hunter have unveiled the visual for their latest single, Life. The second taste of new music from the four-piece, the song serves as a companion release to The Floor, with the two tracks offering up differing sides to the band, both sonically and conceptually.
With the band unable to film a visual due to the Sydney lockdowns, the four-piece enlisted UK directors Simon Allen + SillaTape, who filmed and created the clip in London. The video brings to life memories and moments from Nick Hutt's experience as a bartender, which serves as the inspiration for the track. The release is a comment on the effects of alcoholism and a call to change, searching for salvation and a brighter side to life.
Speaking of the release, Allen and SillaTape share: “There’s a real understanding between us and the band about how to bring their vision to life. We've blended frustration and freedom throughout the music video - pairing the despondency of a sorrowful boozer with the possibilities of the world and, by extension, LIFE itself."
Continuing their collaboration with engineer Adam Greenspan (IDLES, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Jack Moffitt (The Preatures), the impassioned release introduces a more synth-based approach to the groups signature sonics, shifting from the menacing tone presented on The Floor.
Having signed to Cooking Vinyl Australia earlier this year, the four-piece made their return with The Floor, which arrived alongside a dramatic visual, directed by Dakota Fisher. The bands debut EP Early Trauma introduced listeners to their avant-garde approach to post-punk,
Life is out now! Watch the visual below.