Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Why We Run - 'Comfortable Lie'

Why We Run Comfortable Lie

Why We Run, 'Comfortable Lie'

Info: Sydney band Why We Run release their debut single, 'Comfortable Lie', in tandem with a very unique video for the track, which in parts reminded me of the style used for Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer' video. Guitarist Nick Langley explains; 'The clip uses a technique known as Camera Obscura - incorporating a truck, 1000's of photos and many locations. We believe it's possible that Camera Obscura hasn't been used before like this in a music video. Our director, Tim Gibbs, has done videos for Billy Bragg, XTC, Dire Straits, Motorhead and even John Lennon.' I instantly enjoyed both the video and the song itself, 'Comfortable Lie' is a strong indie number that is far more enjoyable than the bulk of what similar artists are putting out at the moment, who have a tendency to come across as quite banal and unoriginal. It creates a sleepy and almost shoe-gaze mood, the vocals are soft and the recurrent guitar riff is melodic, inducing a feeling of placid calm before the rockier finale.

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