On his second single off the forthcoming EP, ‘Modern Life’, ‘Miami Drive’, Tim Ayre has a sparkling enthusiasm that positively shines through the music and accompanying video. ‘Miami Drive’ has a sun-bleached laid back vibe – delivered through indelible pop melody and a sense of ineffable charm. The sky-high chorus and plonking rhythm is a pure pop delight with splashes of psychedelic twists. Like the accompanying video, it’s slightly whacky, slightly surreal but with a song craft that is monumental and endearing.
Ayre says of the track:
With the lack of travel recently I was writing songs that made me think about being away somewhere. ‘Miami Drive’ initially started with that idea. Things took a funny turn when Ollie (the music video director) and I got together to work out how we could shoot a clip about Miami while being stuck in Australia. We eventually found a street in regional Victoria called Miami Drive so we made our way down there hoping to film some bits for the video – instead of palm trees and sunshine we were met with servos and chiko rolls, in a funny way it showed an amazing side to Australian holiday culture.
There is an indelible sense of a larrikin sense of humour – a particularly Australian laconicism – evident in the amusing video: