Luke Biscan releases stunning video for Jaws Of The Jungle

Luke Biscan releases stunning video for Jaws Of The Jungle

Much-loved Geelong muso Luke Biscan has spread his wings and released a stunning new video for “Jaws Of The Jungle”, premiered via YouTube and VEVO. The song was released via his EP last year, but after giving the production value a shot in the arm, Biscan has returned to release an equally well-produced video to accompany the epic tune’s re-release.
With a long-standing presence in the local Geelong music scene, Luke’s star status has been steadily on the rise and has culminated in an opportunity to collaborate with some well respected producers on the video. “The idea happened to be something I could pull off on a limited budget with local guys and local settings which was all total happenstance,” Luke says. “Frank [Mcmanus] is a podcast host and salt merchant, and Jesse [Leaman] is an indie film maker and musician. I approached them both, pitched the idea, and they were into it… I got lucky.”
Luck has nothing to do with the finished product however which displays a foreboding and uncomfortable story in the best possible way. The beautiful locale on display sets a breathtaking backdrop that only accentuates Biscan’s haunting, yet biographical lyrics. “There is a story, and I’m still trying to figure out how much of it is ethical to express publicly,” he muses. “But, I can say that the lyrics are certainly autobiographical, and far less abstract than you might imagine… it’s been an adventure to say the least.”
Yet as breathtaking as the video is, Luke is still not convinced with his own acting chops. “The process was new to me; I’m not an actor, and I had to play a character. Luckily, this was kinda easy because I was playing a dead man so no Oscars for me,” he laughs. “Frank, he was a total natural. His presence really brought a sense of believability to the visual that was key in making the picture feel authentic.” With self-deprecation aside, the dynamic shown on screen is palpable between the performers and paints a positive picture of what lay ahead for Luke Biscan.
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Luke is quick to heap praise on his fellow collaborators, pointing out the work behind the camera as being just as important as what happens in front of it. “On the filming and editing side, working with Jesse was effortless. It’s basically just like hanging out,” he continues, “that is the vibe you get from him, then he sends you an edit and you realise that he’s a serious talent.”
With the first video heralding a new trajectory for the softly-spoken musician, the real question turns to when we might be lucky enough to hear the long awaited full album. “Soon! The songs are done, we’re just wrapping up a couple of mixes and getting the hard copies produced,” Luke assures us, “then we’ll be sure to announce a release date with some shows.”
It’s sure to be worth the wait.
Watch Jaws Of The Jungle via YouTube and VEVO (or below)
Written by Daniel Jubb