Premiere: The Pretty Littles celebrate the small stuff in the clip for Little Wins
Taken from their recently-released sixth album (!), Little Wins is a somewhat uplifting track perfect for the current climate.
Melbourne group The Pretty Littles dropped a new album at the start of this month, and if you happened to gloss over it or miss it completely, it's worth going back to. Now onto their sixth record, Weekend Away showcases the group at their most evolved and mature thus far, capturing their musical growth as they use a nine-track duration to twist and turn between different shadings of indie, alt-rock and rock-pop, while lyricism often laden with emotion reflection and senses of personal development weep through its haunting vocals, which at times, really sting with an emotional intensity that shines across this album.
Little Wins is an example of where this emotive passion really comes out, and it's quite the journey. It's a little more of a slow-burning, alt-indie-adjacent single that takes the group into the almost-shoegaze world of groups like The War On Drugs; the emphasis placed more-so on the single's reflective, sentimental lyrics that in a time like now, ring particularly true. In quick summary, it's a track that tells you not to sweat the small stuff - there's plenty of things going on that may impact your mental health and bring you down, but celebrating small victories, personal or otherwise, is a great way to keep afloat.
"I wasn't in a great spot, having just finished up the second Up The Guts tour and completely exhausted. Beyond exhausted," the group say on the track, and how it came about. "I'd wake up in America and worry about where the tour bus keys were and where everyone from the tour was and what time we had to leave to get to the next town. Then I'd remember it had finished and I was in America. Bizarre." The track has come along way over the years, shifting between different sonics and styles, but the final product is a real moment of beauty that really stands out.
Today, however, we're premiering the official video clip for Little Wins, which sees the group celebrate a big win - the launch of their single Don Dale, back in 2018 - and in the process, get us all nostalgic for the sorely-missed live music world harshly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Worked on by Marca alongside the band itself, it's a showcase of their vivacious live show and the energy captured within it, with a few little bits and pieces to add a bit of a storyline to the clip (which doesn't so much take you away from their live show as it does add to the sense of excitement amongst it).
"The clip is footage from our Don Dale launch at Howler a couple of years ago. It was one of my favourite gigs we ever played, maybe just behind the album launch at The Corner," the group continue. "My dear friend James was working as a producer and enlisted Marca to film the band spreading rumours about each other on his old camcorder.
"As can happen the footage was never really cut up and sat in a folder on my computer for ages. I loved the footage though and wanted to do something with it. I opened it back up and cut it to Little Wins when all the COVID shit started happening because I had time. It took ages but I enjoyed it. The footage worked so fucken well! Marca has such an eye for a shot so it was fun trawling back through and finding a little story in it all."
Dive into the clip below:
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