BATTERIE – Spring Step
Check out the video above to hear ‘Spring Step’ the latest single from BATTERIE, the new improvised glitch pop electronica solo project of Jared Underwood (CODA). Jared has performed, recorded and collaborated with myriad ensemble and bands, including Grafton Primary, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Johns, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. Launching the single BATTERIE supported Gang Gang Dance at the Sydney Opera House when they came to visit late last year and has now teamed up with dancer Lo-arna Evangeline Okan and cinematographer Asher-lily Green to create this spectacular video clip for it.
The track has a fluent, progressive feel gently taking you on a euphoric sonic journey. Which accompanied with the whimsical, expressive video makes for a fantastic combination. The video is shot and edited beautifully and really captures the essence of the song. In particular the last shot of the clip was shot spectacularly (watch it and you’ll see what I mean). The lead synth is reminiscent of the 90s and gives the track a nostalgic edge while the song feels current. The production kept relatively restrained and sparse which has the effect of leaving a lot of sonic space, for the intricately weaving subtle details, lush pads and rich pulsating basslines. In short, it’s great and I’d recommend this to anyone to watch, and I’m keen to hear more from BATTERIE.