Track: Krooked Tongue – Backseat Therapy

Bristol’s rock trio Krooked Tongue have shared the video for new single ‘Backseat Therapy’, a cinematic, Scorcese-inspired video for the new track taken from their recent EP ‘Deathproof’. The track was inspired by an encounter vocalist and lyricist Oli Rainsford had had with a down on his luck taxi driver.

Explaining what happened, Rainsford says,

“I wrote ‘Backseat Therapy’ after jumping in a cab one day and the driver started venting to me about the shitty day he was having. We were continuously getting stuck in traffic and he kept apologising that he couldn’t get me to where I was going quicker, despite me telling him it was absolutely fine and not his fault. The conversation led to him telling me about how badly some passengers had treated him and that he was considering quitting. I ended up kind of being a life coach for the journey and reassured him that he was a nice bloke and he was doing a good job. Hence ‘Backseat Therapy’. Taxi, this one’s for you!”

The single’s Scorcese-inspired music video, was filmed with cinematographer Sam East. Discussing their ideas behind the creation of the music video, the band state:

“The basis for the music video came about from just spitballing some ideas in the van on the way to a show a few weeks back. Oli had a general idea of the aesthetic of the video and how it would match up to his lyrics, but we didn’t want to go with the obvious nature of the story, we wanted to do something fun and different to the stand out notion of the song itself. That’s where the kidnap the drummer idea sprung up. Anyone who’s anyone in the music world has seen the ‘drummer wanted’ posters at rehearsal studios and all over the message boards of desolate lobbies, so we thought we’d do our take on that in a literal sense. It was so fun to film and Sam (East) did an amazing job at capturing that cold indie film vibe that we sought after. We wanted the video to feel as if it were taken from the B-roll of an early Scorcese flick, somewhere between Drugstore Cowboy and Goodfellas, and in fairness we did straight up rip the boot opening scene from Goodfellas (laughs). We can’t wait for everyone to see it, especially after all of the love we received on our last video for ‘When the Beaches Bleed’. Set up your surround sound and get yourself some popcorn, people.”

A deep throbbing bass riff dominates this fuzzy number with piercing vocals from Rainsford. Guitarist Dan Smith delivers a sonic wall of brilliance over Harry Pritchard’s solid drum clattering giving the track its heavy sound. A track that is guaranteed to get several plays and you will love it more with each spin.

Check it out, here

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