Premiere: Mulholland Blond drops a raw and retro vid for Control
The nostalgic, funk-driven slice of pop from one of Australia's recent newcomers gets a brilliant video to match.
Last month we met Mulholland Blond, a rising, Sydney-based pop musician who, armed with his debut two-side single Control / Tangerine, debuted a brilliant, nostalgia-tipped funk-pop sound that could easily prove addictive. "Sex-pop," he answered when asked to describe his unique sound. "Of course, you can hear electronic and RnB influences, but stripped back, they’re pop songs." Today, the release's raw and almost 80s-esque main single Control has been paired with a matching video, with Mulholland Blond choosing to further amplify this nostalgic and raw feel of the single through a DIY, VHS-filmed video clip that highlights the single's haziness. "I collaborated with longtime friend and visionary director Dane Wang to create the music video for Control," he says on the clip. "As the single is such a sensual song and the lyrics are a very honest take on fixation and lust, we both knew it would be so easy to overdo the whole concept. So we decided it would be best to really strip things back to just myself performing and capture the sentiment of the song. The video was filmed entirely on an old VHS camcorder, which kept the clip feeling incredibly raw. Creating an atmosphere intended to match the naked feeling of obsession that Control is all about."
Check out the clip below, and be sure to keep an eye on the rising force as he cements himself as one to watch in the new, confident and self-assured era of brilliant Australian pop.
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