I always feel a little bit bad to share a video for a song that I wrote about like last week or something, but then again maybe I'm just afraid because of the way the larger music sites do it. You know, a couple of sentences below the video – a veritable cop-out. You understand that right? I hope you understand that. But enough of this and that. Time to talk about Superfood.
I really like Superfood. I'd even go as far to say that I love them. Theirs is one of the freshest sounds I've heard around recently and they do it all without using computers — yep, that's right, it's band music. Remember when everyone was like "omg the band is dead" or when the BBC said bands are unfashionable nowadays? I remember too. In fact, it's still going on. It stands as a testament to the prevalence of electronic music in the charts, and nothing more. Bands are alive and well. Birmingham four-piece Superfood is a very good example of one of those living, breathing bands.
This video above is for their latest song 'Melting'. Taking cues from artfully crafted college rock, à la early-years Blur or an Anglo-Weezer, the song is gloriously English: the vocals, the catchiness, the rough-around-the-edges quasi-punk aesthetic. It's all there and it's wonderful. I wrote about it in more detail the other day, but as far as the video goes, it's a stylistically drab and grainy playground of four different perspectives, following the band as they play through the song: fun stuff. There is a timeless appeal to it; something that has worked before, works now, and will continue to work in the future.
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