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FOLK N’ROCK PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FROM BLUEOX FOR THEIR SONG ‘WALK TALL”
Meet BLUEOX – A Jersey City duo embracing the sounds of stoner-rock psychedelia, anti-folk, and the unconventional use of instrumentation. Today the band joins with FolknRock.com to premiere the accompanying video for their recent song release “Walk Tall.”
See the video here: https://folknrock.com/news/exclusive-watch-the-new-video-from-blueox-walk-tall
Get the song here: https://orcd.co/walktall
BLUEOX is singer Kieran Sullivan (Jessie Wagner, CC Roots) and producer and multi-instrumentalist Donny Dykowsky (Chesterwhite, Big Hair Girls.)
“It was late Spring when Kieran came to my studio with a sketch of what would become “Walk Tall” from there I fleshed out drums, and additional musical textures and the track began to take on an afrobeat tone,” says Dykowsky.
“The track felt anthemic, and it had balls” adds Sullivan. It was full Spring, and we wanted to telegraph something positive. Once we had an arrangement locked down, the melody and lyrics just fell into place. It was a gritty track with a positive message.”
On the making on the video, the band explains, “It was the 11th hour, and the song was about to be dropped. We still had no video and like zero budget” says Sullivan. “I started mining public archives for royalty-free footage that could be used as a visual companion for the video” explains Dykowsky. “I came across a horror-comedy from 1979 called ‘Driller Killer’ by Abel Ferrara. I cherry-picked the bits that worked best, then added lyrics and BLUEOX animations. In the end, it had a similar feel to our debut single ‘Panic Attack,” which was shot on 16mm, and carried over that thread of mystery as to who we are. I sent it over to Kieran at 2 AM for review and received a heart emoji.””That’s how the magic happens,” says Sullivan. “When you least expect a sexy, empowering video, it just slides into your DMs. I really love the way it turned out.”
With sounds reminiscent of Tame Impala and 70’s-era Pink Floyd, their forthcoming, self-titled debut EP, due out in 2020 echoes all the deep goodness of laying in bed on a Sunday morning, still a little high from the night before.
The band is named after Sullivan’s blue Ford pick-up truck, the first BLUEOX session took place on April Fool’s Day, 2018, the day that truck was stolen. “I met Donny at a local coffee shop, and we had an inspiring chat about music production and our influences,” says Sullivan.
“From there we hit my studio, threw up some mics, and 2 hours later we had written and recorded our first song” explains Sullivan.