Sunday, 22 April 2018

Premiere - Chase Nova Band - Keep Your Head (Below The Waves)

Chase Nova Band - Keep Your Head Under the Water

Chase Nova Band - Keep Your Head (Below The Waves)

Info: REMY is delighted to premiere the new single and video from Dublin act Chase Nova Band, 'Keep Your Head (Below The Waves)'. Nova himself reveals the extremely personal nature of the theme behind the song; "It's written about my experiences in a psychiatric ward for a couple of months back in 2013. I was involuntarily committed and spent two months waiting on a tribunal to prove that I was sane enough to be let out. It's a pretty special one for me and it's kinda the reason I wanted it to be the first single off the new EP."

The balance between the heavy theme and light-hearted demeanour of the music is perfectly executed, even in its happiest moments you can't help but be touched by a strong tinge of sadness. The merriment is an aspiration of the protagonist, but we're told to 'Keep your head below the waves, you're better off not coming up until the ocean behaves', with the ocean clearly marking life itself and our environment, namely the people that surround us. It's the struggle between what we want for ourselves and what others want for us.

Musically it's a joy to behold, from the smiling ukulele, to the soft brush percussion and of course vibrant sax playing. Vocally Chase Nova relays painful and troubling memories with an authentic sense of feeling, but won't allow the nature of the best take all of the fun out of it. 'Keep Your Head (Below The Waves)' is a fine package, musically, in terms of subject matter and visually, it ticks all the right boxes.

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