“Your life was new, but you waited for too long,” sing Tom Iansek and Jo Syme on their song “Invest.” The melancholy and subdued single from the Melbourne-based indie pop duo, known as Big Scary, comes off of their most recent full-length record, Not Art, due out March 25th on Barsuk Records. They’ve now released a striking new video to accompany the tune.
The clip is minimalistic and shadowy, with the two performing the song (Syme on drums, Iansek on keyboard) back to back on a rotating set, taking turns moving into and out of the spotlight. The imagery draws attention to the stark contrast between light and dark, while the steady, smooth movement of the set reflects the song’s velvety sound.
Not Art was recorded and produced by Iansek himself and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Tom Elmhirsrt, who has previously worked with Arcade Fire, Hot Chip, and the Black Keys to name a few. Big Scary embark on a North American tour this April, with a stop at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on 4/28. In the meantime, check out their video below: