I OH YOU is thrilled to present “Dumb Terror,” the new single from Sydney-based artist MOSSY. The track was premiered on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 show and then via Clash online earlier today.
Rather than giving you our interpretation of the song, we thought it best to let the songwriter who crafted the track take the reins. So without further delay, here’s MOSSY…
“I began writing ‘Dumb Terror’ on a flight to America. I was mucking around, recording the hum of the plane’s air conditioning through my laptop and then pitch-shifting it to make these strange sounding choral chords. During this visit to New York I also recorded a conversation at a Black Lives Matter rally in Union Square between a police officer and a civilian and ended up including it in the song as it seemed to fit in thematically. For me, ‘Dumb Terror’ is about the never-ending conveyer belt of backwards politicians and our tendency to turn against each other instead of those with whom the power actually lies.”
The single is accompanied by a thought-provoking visual clip from revered Perth director Matt Sav (Tame Impala, San Cisco). The collaboration came about after MOSSY sent the first mix to Sav.
“Matt Sav emailed me about this video saying I want to beat the shit out of you, wrap you from head to toe like a mummy in shiny, reflective fabric, shine a giant spotlight in your dumb face and unravel you slowly for everyone to see. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity!”
MOSSY (real name Jamie Timony) introduced the world to his psych-pop project last year with his debut single “Electric Chair” and follow-up “Ginsberg,” which garnered support from Zane Lowe, Matt Wilkinson, NME, Stereogum, i-D and triple j, amongst others.
“Dumb Terror” is available now via iTunes & streaming services.