Rolling Blackouts C.F. shared their recent album Sideways To New Italy and reaffirmed their position as the new heroes of indie rock.
Now they have shared a brand new video for their latest single ‘Cameo’. It is another reason to be cheerful in these dark days.
“This is a love song. It’s about reaching through time portals,” says RBCF’s Fran Keaney. “The lyrics were pieced together over about a year like a little puzzle. I found the first pieces in Rushworth, and the last pieces in Darwin.” But what resonates most clearly is the tone of the track.
“We made this video with Nick Mckk, who shares our vision for the earnest and the absurd,” Fran continues. “This is our first video to feature skivvies, a wall of cardboard boxes and a human-powered rotating stage.”
“Fran had the idea to separate each body part playing, disembodied like the famous Queen artwork,” says director of proceedings Nick Mckk. “I think it was Tom who really wanted to dress like Molloy, the cat burglar from The Simpsons. White sneakers, black pants and a turtleneck. I was very for this.
“Because I’m a fool and I don’t know how to work a gimbal (stabiliser), I ended up shooting a lot of the clip on rollerblades, which let me zoom around the spinning stage. Set Designer Grace Goodwin and I created the big bricks that the band could smash through, representing the disintegration of memory and the rebuilding of recollection. I mean, it was that for me, I can’t speak for the band!”
It’s a healthy complexion of sunshine vocals, an almost Johnny Marr-esque riff and the kind of bouncing groove that leaves you begging for a summer you can actually experience.
Watch the new video for Rolling Blackouts C.F. latest single ‘Cameo’ below: