- Publish Date
- Monday, 31 August 2020, 9:00AM
The Beths’ new album, Jump Rope Gazers, is out today on Carpark Records, and they’re sharing a new video for the title track, “Jump Rope Gazers.” Elizabeth Stokes says about the mellow and expressive love song, “I've always dabbled in extreme sincerity, but always self consciously. I think there's nothing scarier than just using the words 'I love you' in a song. In a love song. I didn't manage it on our first album, but I guess I was ready for this one. The bass drum Tristan used for this one was a huge old modified marching bass drum. It’s the slowest tempo we have played, which gives us space to do things we wouldn’t normally be able to."
The accompanying video, directed by Sports Team (Annabel Kean & Callum Devlin) and shot at the Mangawhai heads in New Zealand, features Stokes and bandmate Jonathan Pearce. “All the different landscapes were fifteen minutes walk from each other. I'd never seen sand dunes that big before, they were a beautiful dream. Walking up one was kind of like a nightmare though, they are so steep,” says Stokes. Director Annabel Kean adds: “‘Jump Rope Gazers’ is a total heart-breaker, huge feelings track, and it was clear from the first listen that Sports Team had to go bigger than ever to match the calibre. So, we shot a 5-minute sci-fi alien adventure romance."
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