Sunday, March 20, 2016

Fat Freddy's Drop: 10 Feet Tall

Last month, Kiwi septet Fat Freddy's Drop published a video to go with "10 Feet Tall", the second single off of their latest full-length 'Bays' which was released in October.  It is already my all time favorite FFD jam and in my opinion also their best composition to date: the gorgeous vocals of lead singer Dallas Tamaira, the rock solid drum & bass foundation, not to mention the all round stellar musicianship and spiritual lyrics make for a song that draws the listener into a warm musical embrace that lasts well beyond the 4 minutes and 15 seconds duration of the track.

'Bays' is arguably the most experimental of their four studio albums: nine superb cuts that are sure to satisfy their existing loyal fan base while also attracting new fans; no doubt both categories of followers be present for the string of concerts coming up this year.

The hard working veteran Wellington band (founded in 1999) recently finished a big tour of their native New Zealand as well as Australia and are now gearing up for a 15-date European spring tour that kicks off with two shows in London March 24-25. They also have several summer festival gigs lined up at this point; it's worth noting that two of the shows are at the same venue: Posten in Odense, Denmark, August 24 and August 27.

The beautiful video was directed by Jessica Bluck of Auckland based visual content company Thick As Thieves, "a collective of like minded film makers". The clip was shot at the idyllic spot Pakiri north of Auckland and features local children and adults.!/about/