Melbourne-based singer songwriter, Harper Bloom has released a new single ‘Red Rocket’. The song was produced by Steve Schram and David Quested. The track is accompanied by a music video directed by Matt Wallace and Lawrence Phelan. The video was shot in country Victoria, utilising super 8 and digital photography, which gives it a wistful feel.
The song is great fun, it unexpectedly features a ukulele which results in a an upbeat sound for a song which is about losing someone close to you. The juxtaposition of the jaunty beat and the use of an exuberant horns section with the sad lyrics works beautifully.
“A Red Rocket is a symbol of an indent someone has left in your life that you hold onto for comfort. This song navigates grief but it’s also a celebration of how lucky we are to have had a chance to know someone so special – no matter how brief that encounter may be.”Harper Bloom
The video perfectly complements the song with shots of Bloom walking around a country village, having her photo taken and playing with kids. Although the song and the video are upbeat, there is a nostalgic sadness to the words and images that makes you catch your breath.
Harper Bloom will be releasing her sophomore EP this year and is also planning to do a number of shows.
Listen to Red Rocket HERE.