Pond fans will either have snapped up the digital reissue of their 2017 album The Weather which dropped this week, or picked up an exclusive 7” vinyl which was given away at their sold-out residency shows at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club last August, but if you haven’t it’s warm, instantly lovable pop-psych, complete with vocoder vocals, synths that clink and buzz, and a wash of echo that gives it a hazy hue.
They’ve released an accompanying video for the track, directed, filmed and edited by acclaimed visual artist Kristofski, featuring the band’s frontman, Nicholas Allbrook, dancing joyously through the streets of Tokyo. Of the video’s origin, Kristofski states: “Jay [Watson] hit me up on Instagram and said “Hey Kristio, do you wanna come meet us in Tokyo in 2 days and shoot a clip?” and then I was in Tokyo and by far it was the most rude trip of my life. We got lost a lot and kinda just followed Nick around because he kept wanting to find this rainbow bridge which I don’t think ever existed. Sometimes we would just stop and film where ever we were. The original idea was Nick turning into a jellyfish, floating over the buildings looking down on all these people eating ramen and sushi but that idea didn’t really fly. That was Nick’s idea btw. I like how we have those koi fish in the clip, because they are like fire in the water. It was also Joe’s birthday which was nice.”
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