Video Premiere: Grand Pine delivers a captivating cinematic voyage with new single, ‘Hi//Lo’

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Video Premiere: Grand Pine delivers a captivating cinematic voyage with new single, ‘Hi//Lo’

Words by Alex Callan

'Hi//Lo' is the newest single off Grand Pine's debut album 'Hold Me Down' which is due out September 24.

There’s something about Melbourne’s Grand Pine that is so cinematic, meaning that anytime they release a new music video, it almost feels like a match made in heaven.

Over the last few years, Grand Pine has solidified their place as one of Melbourne’s most rapidly developing and beloved acts. Starting out as a solo project for the group’s vocalist Guy Perkins, Grand Pine has since grown into a five-piece, drawing inspiration from the likes of Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Andy Shauf, and The Paper Kites, and earning a reputation as one of Australia’s most promising up and coming indie-rock and cinematic-folk bands.

Their debut album Hold Me Down, which is set for release on Friday, explores recurring themes of loneliness, heartache and disconnection whilst also giving listeners glimpses of growth and acceptance of self.

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Recorded in guitarist Connor Black-Harry’s bedroom studio between 2018 and 2019 amidst a wake of late nights and caffeine highs, the recordings weave together a colourful patchwork of the band’s broad musical influence. What is left is a dreamy-pop habitat for one to get lost in. It is a fastidious and beautiful result, with each sound perfectly measured.

Grand Pine is Guy Perkins (vocals/guitar), Connor Black-Harry(guitar), Mike Ridley (keys), Pelaya Arapakis (drums) and Emma Hobbs (bass) and today we’re lucky enough to premiere the video for their newest single, ‘Hi//Lo’.

On new single ‘Hi//Lo’ they have honed in on their signature sound – five-part harmonies, synth pads and enveloping reverbs that transports listeners to other worlds.

Balancing beautiful harmonies and gradual build, ‘Hi//Lo’ feels like the group’s most refined piece of work to date, with the mesmerising vocals of Perkins feeling like the perfect backing to the atmospheric film clip, shot and edited by Mike Ridley on a trip up the east coast of Australia

‘Hi//Lo’ is the newest single off Grand Pine’s debut album ‘Hold Me Down’ which is due out September 24.

Watch it first here.

‘Hold Me Down’ is due out September 24. Pre-order the album here.