We are absolutely delighted to premiere the new video from Jet City Sports Club for their recent sublime single ‘My Everything’ (reviewed by us recently here). We have been increasingly impressed by this band’s delicious brand of anthemic dream pop, and this track is proof positive that something very special is happening here.
‘My Everything’ is a pop delight – cresting on a wave of melancholy and yet bright and effervescent at the same time with its jangling guitars and sky-scraping melodies. The band says of the track:
‘My Everything’ was a song originally written about a dream vocalist Lilla had about a loved one being struck by lightning. The band spent a bunch of time finding more meaning in the track and have come out the other side with a symbolically rich indie-banger about being in love with someone whilst enduring a storm, and enjoying mundane things while the world is crashing down around you.
The lyrics capture the double edged nature of the song – romanticism and sweetness with an air of yearning:
Sweet you’re everything i wanted
So love me till im rotten
You’re everything i wanted
The video captures the radiance and sense of wistful innocence in the song and injects a glorious washed out colour pallette over the scenes of Lilla singing, often with a broad infectious smile on her face, performing in a decayed urban landscape (capturing again the duality of the delivery). Often in front of a screen, there are layers of visual stimulation with a sense of joy and abandonment in the performance, all full of colour and movement, restless, hyperactive and yet bleary eyed.
The performance would gladden the heart of the most miserable person in the world with it effervescence and glow (I’m evidence of this). Directed by Josh Fogarty and edited by Liam Jordan, it is a perfect accompaniment to the delicious track:
‘Everything I Wanted’ is out now and available to download and stream here. You can also get tickets through the above link to a series of shows coming up – details below:
Friday November 10 – Factory Theatre, Eora/Sydney NSW (supporting Old Mervs)
Saturday November 11 – Sideway, Ngunnawal/Canberra ACT (supporting STUMPS)
Saturday November 25 – Bootleggers, Eora/Sydney NSW
December 28 – January 1 – Lost Paradise Festival, Glenworth Valley NSW
Feature Photograph: Sophie Joyce