The indie-folk duo Naarm / Melbourne Good Morning share the new single “Burning”, taken from their upcoming album Barnyard, released this October 22 via Polyvinyl.
Following the return of Good Morning’s single “Country”, here is the track “Burning” “part Tweedy, part Taxman,” as the duo attempt to capture “the sense of dread felt by many across the country and beyond. of the “.
With lounge piano chords, Liam and Stefan ruminate on existentialism, markers of success and finality, in the climate crisis, before reaching their pre-chorus: I Found.
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“The lyrics for the song were written in the middle of the recording at the end of 2019,” Liam explains.
“We’d toured America for a month and a bit, and then we’d do a little recording in Chicago. All the while we had been watching Australia and you could just tell the coming summer was going to be fucked up.
“It was only September / October and already the fire season had started and heat records were constantly being broken. There was a feeling of impending doom which, within weeks, was completely justified.
“In Australia there is this dominant rhetoric coming from Scott Morrison and so on that in the midst of a crisis now is not the time to talk about climate change or our country’s dependence on coal, and that to do so would be somewhat opportunistic or shallow.
“So when is the right time when the crisis is never ending?” When can we talk about this when both sides of our federal politics live in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry, their silence and compliance bought while the clock is ticking? There is a necessary numbness that sets in as an occasional coping mechanism to be alive in this present moment. If you felt everything, all the time, you would be crushed. This song is not an endorsement of complacency, but rather an admission that sometimes you have to disassociate yourself for a minute before you can face the moment.
With the release of ‘Burning’ comes an animated collage video, created and directed by Carolyn Hawkins.
“I was left with a washed-out color scheme – I was thinking of the 2020 bushfires and all the smog and hot concrete,” she says.
“The song also got me thinking about how we try to make sense of the world and concoct meaning in such confusing, chaotic and unsettling times. I wanted to play with images of deconstruction and reconstruction to explore how humans build all of these systems – whether it’s politics or the built environment or our own worldview – but in the end everything is so fragile and can be dismantled so easily. I had to be resourceful because it wasn’t not easy to go out and get material with closed stores, but it forced me to think outside the box and look for other methods to create source material.
“I printed a lot of brutalist architecture, people and texture images using my shit printer, then created a few hand-drawn textures using whatever I had lying around. . “
farmyard releases October 22, pre-order it HERE. ‘Burning’ is now available, buy / stream it HERE.