MUZZ RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SUMMER LOVE’
July 29, 2020
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON MATADOR
“The trio’s self-titled debut album sounds like the first airing of lost classic rock record” – Clash 9/10
“Absolutely exquisite” – The Line Of Best Fit 8/10
“It’s frequently beautiful, from the fragile, almost-whispered opener Bad Feeling to the cinematic sweet of Broken Tambourine” – Q Album of the Month ****
“a wise and charming record” – DIY ****
“Why does this spin-off sound so fresh?” – The Guardian ****
“A bold and classy debut” – NME ****
Last month, Muzz released their self-titled debut, “an album that bears the tide marks of its creators — [Matt] Barrick’s jazzy swing, multi-instrumentalist [Josh] Kaufman’s soft warmth, [Paul] Banks’s instantly identifiable baritone — but it defies easy categorization” (The Fader) – and one of 2020’s most critically appreciated releases, so far.
Today, the longtime friends and collaborators present a video for the laid back and nostalgic ‘Summer Love’. Watch HERE. Described by Lauren Laverne as “a current obsession of mine” on BBC 6 Music, ‘Summer Love’ sees muted organ and flute drift along as the song rides out on the main vibe and vocal line by Banks:“Iʼm in the race / Iʼm on the get-go / I wanna skate / I want the XO / Summer love / Summer love ends / Silence is sung we wonʼt remember”.
The video combines, says Banks, “footage Matt shot a few years ago of a deserted drive-through theater, with clips we individually generated during lockdown and the majestically psychedelic collage work of the great Andrew McGranahan. It’s what we feel is a nice visual poem to accompany the song. Rather than a summer lockdown document, we aimed more to emulate the work of Truffaut, Fellini, or Cassavetes and to capture three stories of romance and solitude. Lofty aspirations, humble result; but we hope you enjoy it even a fraction as much as we did creating it.”
Additionally, Muzz recently released a third instalment in a series of live recordings, performing ‘Everything Like It Used To Be’. WatchHERE.
The debut album from Muzz features previous singles ‘Knuckleduster’, ‘Red Western Sky’, ‘Broken Tambourine’ and ‘Bad Feeling’.
- Bad Feeling
- Red Western Sky
- Everything Like It Used To Be
- Broken Tambourine
- Chubby Checker
- How Many Days
- Summer Love
- All Is Dead To Me