Eora/Sydney band GRXCE continue to produce the most combustive and expressive grunge pop around and their new single ‘What U Want’ is no exception. We are very proud therefore to give you an exclusive look at the the new video for the track.
‘What U Want’ is filled with a nonchalant swagger and and attitude, a feminist anthem that positively powers with a gritty pop flavour. Vocalist Jamila Grace embraces independence, tackling the song’s themes with a tongue-in-cheek ferocity that embodies the irritation of being in a one way relationship. Grace says:
This is the first time I’ve written from someone else’s perspective. A friend sent me a song he’d written about a date he went on and this one line about the girl asking to take herself home, rather than be driven by someone else really stuck out to me.
I almost immediately started writing the juxtaposing perspective to the story, which eventually transformed it from a song about a bad date into a cautionary tale of bad habits and finally being able to put your foot down to someone who isn’t clear about their intentions.
Grace’s vocals are yearning yet resilient and powerful, over crashing percussion and soaring guitars, the music ebbing and flowing like ocean waves on the beach.
The video is a dynamic performance piece set against a grim urban background and a flickering screen. It perfectly captures the band’s dynamism and the enigma of Grace herself. Remarkably, the band shot and edited the clip themselves:
‘What U Want’ is out now and available to download and stream here. You can catch the band live on the following dates:
1st December – The Lansdowne, Sydney (supporting Mid City)
2nd December – King St Warehouse, Newcastle (supporting Mid City)
14th December – Finnians, Port Macquarie (supporting Pacific Avenue)
15th December – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour (supporting Pacific Avenue)
21st December – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour (supporting The Terrys & Beddy Rays)
More details available here.
Feature Photograph: Sevin Pakbaz