Fresh off sold out shows last month in Perth, Melbourne, LA, NY & London, GUM, the moniker of Tame Impala/Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, is pleased to share the video for “Couldn’t See Past My Ego“, a track taken from his stunning and recently released album, The Underdog. The vinyl version of the album will be released this Friday, June 8th, and can be pre-ordered here.
Speaking on the origins of the clip, director Sam Kristofskisaid the video was “Shot on the West Coast North Island of New Zealand using 35mm Fuji Film. The concept never really came to us, we started filming because Jay only had a small window and the sun was setting, this is what happened. After we finished shooting we all had a sauna and knew we had filmed something special.” Watson is currently on tour in the U.S. playing as part of Pond.
With a series of sold-out headline shows in 2017, GUM is no stranger to packed venues. Having supported the likes of Mac DeMarco and Mini Mansions, the multi-instrumentalist just wrapped up an Australian tour with Angel Olsen. The new LP follows GUM’s 2014 debut Delorean Highway, 2015’s Glamorous Damage, and 2016’s Flash In The Pan. In 2018, The Underdog is set to entice a new legion of GUM fanatics and firmly establish Watson’s distinctive sound.