Brad stank will release new album ‘In The Midst Of You’ on January 26th.
The songwriter has a real gift, his surrealist word play matched to whimsical melody. New album ‘In The Midst Of You’ is out on January 26th, ushered out into the waiting world by his new home Sunday Best Recordings.
Ahead of this, the songwriter has just released something new. Out now, ‘Natty Wine’ finds Brad stank playing with identity, a kind of teasing look at a working class boy making his way in the world – naturally, it also doubles as a love song.
“This is a tongue-in-cheek song I wrote after being gifted a bottle of natural wine by a friend. I’m a working class boy who would much rather drink shitty lager at a party, like Stella or Holsten Pils. I’ve got no right to be writing a song about natty wine but I was feeling bougie. It’s a love song in disguise, I liked the imagery of lyrics like, ‘Your sweet loving just keeps dripping from the vine.’”
The atmospheric video for ‘Natty Wine’ was shot at Birling Gap in East Sussex, a beautiful part of the country. La De La Studio worked alongside Brad stank to construct the clip, and the film makers comment…
With a nod to the folklore tales of the past, the video employs key narrators in the form of fantastical characters that seek to punctuate Brad’s dreamy lyricism. In particular the ‘candle’ figure who introduces the tale, a watchful figure who stands still and serene against the ever moving tide. Our aim was to invite the viewer to delve deeper into Brad’s subconscious. A projection of pure fantasy and escapism.
The contrast between the permanence of the landscape and the fragility of the DIY-style man made props highlights the transient feelings of love and lust spoken through the song’s lyrics. For this shoot we collaborated with a brilliant team of people and a four legged friend in the salty winds of the South Coast. It is a film we’re very pleased to have created, and hope it gives fans an intriguing glimpse into the mystique of Brad stank.
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Photo Credit: Corey Rid @ La De La Studios