Young Sydney band ERTHLINGS today share their new video for debut single ‘Bridges’ which just premiered via Refinery29. Directed by revered Australian photographer Cybele Malinowski, the music video is marked by many firsts, the first music video by Erthlings and the directorial debut for Malinowski. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7cr31LsIk
Of the video Malinowski notes, “I am so aware of the excitement, anticipation and appreciation that comes with being a teenage girl, and acutely the over sexualizing of young women. I wanted this clip to show their fearlessness, vulnerability and all the conflicting states that being a teenage girl can encompass. ‘Bridges’ is such a wise and deep song, I wanted to reveal the depth and honesty these young women contain, revealed through shooting each girl individually in mid and close up format. By splitting the screens, we hold the gaze of each girl as they play the entire song – an intimate and honest performance delivered by all.”
The video follows a huge first month for Issy, Jessame, Taylor and Lissa, who at age 16, shared their debut single 6 years after they first began writing music together during primary school in Sydney, Australia. Writing about what they know, their music is often times informed by Issy’s synaesthesia, and is infused with attitude, strength, empowerment, as well as moments of frustration and disappointment.
Since the world premiere of ‘Bridges‘ on triple j’s ‘Good Nights’ program, the track has been championed by Apple Music’s Beats 1Radio(via Matt Wilkinson and Zane Lowe), nabbed ‘Song Of The Day‘ at KUTX, debuted at #4 on Spotify Australiaand NZ’sViral 50 Charts and landed playlist additions across triple j, unearthed and FBi Radio.
Stay tuned for more new music from Erthlings…
‘Bridges’ is out now via Future Classic, buy/stream here.