24.3.22

Rerun by Salarymen










Sydney-based act Salarymen released their new self-produced single, out via Scenic Drive Records, together with an accompanying video. Rerun sees the duo further developing their style, this time going for a dreampop and psych-leaning sound.

Complete with airy vocal melodies, melancholic chord progressions and layered synthesizers, Rerun is characterized by its fine lyrics which inspire a sense of loss and longing for better days, as well by its progression to a dramatic conclusion with a lot of creative tension.

Songwriter and vocalist Renee de la Motte explains : "This song is about longing for a place you desperately need to get back to, while you’re stuck somewhere else. The lyrics reflect the stress of being separated from those you love, and the sense of tension that builds up inside of you and starts to drive you a little crazy. The last two years have felt a bit like groundhog day, and that starts to eat away at your mental health after a while.”

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Thom Eagleton adds: “The instrumentation is supposed to feel surreal, to mimic the state of disconcerting repetition we’ve found ourselves in over the last few years, almost like a dream you can’t escape.”

Todd Stephen Logan shot the matching music video at Wattamolla Beach in Sydney's Royal National Park. Renee and Thom are depicted in arresting analog visuals against a backdrop of natural sandstone formations, beaches, and freshwater pools, which Logan has looped and overlaid with psychedelic graphics and effects to induce a bizarre and dreamy mood.

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Salarymen
Video directed and edited by Todd Stephen Logan