It hasn’t been too long since the release of “So Sad/Girl From Blackpool” (which has had a bit of a revival, if Twitter is anything to go by), but since it’s release, London’s resident hypnagogic pop-kid Jack Shea has decided upon a bit of a change of his nom de plume – going by the name Beach (possibly even Beach UK if international laws should deem so).
Rest assured though, the overt surf-pop influences still remain. “Was The One”, the first single under this new moniker, is a lo-fidelity slice of jangle that once again is a surprise given the urban environment the songwriter finds himself from. Unless you count trips to Brighton as a locale for surfer inspiration. Sorry Brighton.
With the single current streaming over at MUZAI Records Soundcloud, “Was The One” draws upon found footage once again for the video – becoming very much another soundtrack to those warm home movies that perhaps we, the digital generation, miss out on through the advent of high definition.
Befitting then the video’s lo-fi quality with the lo-fi aspect of the latest series of recordings. Another fitting anomaly from the Londoner.
Video after the jump