Canadian outfit Basement Revolver share their striking new video for Baby ahead of their October UK tour supporting Amber Arcades. Baby was one of the lead-singles from their recent album Heavy Eyes, which came out last month via Fear Of Missing Out – the track made Amazon UK’s Week One, and was added to Apple’s Nightcap playlist as well as Spotify’s Indie Highlights.
Weaving melancholia with fuzzy dreamy pop melodies and a heavy guitar undercurrent, lead-singer Chrisy Hurn shares intimate stories and personal wounds from her past, revealing a deeply affecting and rewarding insight. The video follows Chrisy on a journey and with visably expressive and emotive delivery. She explains more about the song:
“I feel a lot of emotions, sometimes annoyingly so. Baby is about feeling sad and down even though you are generally happy about everything and everyone in your life. It’s about feeling confused about what I want in life, and how that affects other people. It is about crying a lot and feeling like I was burdening my partner with those questions (even though he has always been completely sorry) and not wanting him to feel like he was the source of my anxiety. It is also about my tendency to retreat when things get too overwhelming, to spend all day and night in my bed and watching Netflix and eating Doritos.”
The trio of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth) and Brandon Munro (drums) hail from Hamilton, Ontario and their ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory. They were signed by Memphis Industries’ UK sub-label Fear Of Missing Out, who released their debut self-titled EP in 2016, which included breakout track Johnny, which is also a highlight of their debut full-length Heavy Eyes, which has garnered critical acclaim and support from BBC Radio 6Music.
Assured yet open, beguiling yet honest, heartfelt yet playful. In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver have successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.
The gig will be held at the Belgrave Music Hall on Tuesday October 9th.