Gold Coast indie pop duo, Banks Of The Beautiful deliver big with brand new single 'Joy', the second official offering from their debut album, Unscheduled Departure, due out later this year.
A perfect follow up to Favourite, which landed at #51 on the iTunes pop charts, Joy delivers driving beats and soaring synths over bouncing electronica that could lift even the heaviest of hearts with its moving melodies, lyrics and strong pop sensibility.
The newly released accompanying music video for Joy, which was filmed over 12 hours under UV light, "is exploding with hyper-colourful energy and insanely infectious pop melodies," said Happy Mag.
An ode to the big things in life that can simultaneously make and break you, Joy was written by front-woman, Lou Star about giving birth to her first child and produced with established UK drummer, Andy Woollard, who together form Banks of the Beautiful.
"Whether it's leaving school, graduating uni, traveling, being in a relationship or having a baby, it just seems crazy that some of the biggest moments in life, you know, those that bring such intense joy or sense of achievement can break and save you at the same time," said Lou, who put her burgeoning music career, which included performances at the Big Day Out's Boiler Room, on hold to have her son.
The pair are just as excited as each other to get Lou Star's career back on track with this new project, "Lou randomly jumped on stage one time to sing with a band I was playing in," said Andy, who signed his first record deal at just 16 and spent the following decade recording, touring and sharing stages with the likes of Metallica and Pearl Jam.
"I was literally on the brink of calling security over to have her removed when she started singing...I then spent the next five years trying to get her to work with me. Her voice and stage presence is just incredible."
The collaboration sees a new musical direction for both artists with Woollards rock background and Star's MCing, inspiring the album title, Unscheduled Departure, and all indications point to a winning indie pop/electro combo.
Joy, the second official single from Gold Coast indie pop duo, Banks of the Beautiful is now available on all digital outlets. Their debut album, Unscheduled Departure is due out late 2018.
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