Kiwi four-piece band Alae return with their latest feel-good single 'Lucy', following up their summer smash hit 'Summer Thing'.
Continuing Alae's laid back, groove-infused, indie-pop trajectory which began with the infectious ode to heartbreak, 'Hit Me Where It Hurts', 'Lucy' is all about sitting back, relaxing and letting the outside world go. The track is tuneful melodic indie pop done right - very well crafted and the vocals are superb.
The track is accompanied by an on point video directed by Mardo El-Noor. Eye-candy to the extreme, the video leans into the themes of 'Lucy', the sky, and the diamonds to full-blown trippy effect. The end result straddles the line between music video and pop art.
"I was inspired by the imagery of the song's lyrics. The music video is a visual free association of colours and textures, words and shapes, narrative and abstract, while centered around the interplay between a purple-haired Lucy and a greenhaired Mary Jane.”
The song was created by Alae vocalist Alex Farrell-Davey and Dunedin musician Max Gunn during a song writing session in Auckland.
“Max and I met at the SongHubs Auckland session in 2019. Our styles and direction meshed way better than we could have ever thought, so we started writing together in our own time. He’s responsible for the beautiful keys and sassy harmonies you hear in the track. It’s turned into an insanely fun track to play live!. I imagine my self at a festival in the sun, dancing to my favorite tunes, with nothing to worry about."
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan, drummer Jayden Lee and bassist Marika Hodgson, emerging New Zealand band Alae are poised to take their sophisticated brand of indie pop to the world.
While it’s been a challenging year for musicians and artists in the wake of Covid-19, Alae have continued to make their mark.
Listen to 'Lucy' HERE