Posted on May 20 2021
Today EGOISM return with their latest banger, ‘Lonely But Not Alone’ and it’s companion video directed by Nick Mckk. It’s the first single from the band in 2021 after last year’s On Our Minds EP and we have been treated to an exclusive BTS photo feature from the video shoot.
Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, from Sydney’s inner west are EGOISM.
"This song is us trying to put to music the feeling of lying next to someone and feeling unbearably separate to them, like it’s a futile cause to try and be understood. We really felt that way about each other when we wrote it late last year, and things only felt worse in the months afterwards. Somehow actually working on it together and getting it done almost reversed that process, there’s something about hearing the other person's perspective over and over again in a home studio that breeds empathy.This is our first song where we each take a verse. Recently we've been treating each other like pop stars instead of the obsessive music nerds we are and suddenly all this ridiculous personality has started flowing out of our lyrics."
The video for ‘Lonely But Not Alone’ was filmed in rural Victoria and according to the band was intended:
“to feel like the dread of going nowhere and never ever improving, but maybe you don't realise that's what's happening. Just driving around feeling really lonely even though you're right next to the person that's supposed to understand you the most.”
Director, Mckk says
“The idea of having a bit of fever dream was a great fit, out in the Melbourne sticks, in a Saab convertible. Scout and Olive had an idea to try a dolly zoom, something I'd never really done. I felt like it really added to the feeling of disconnect and unease that the clip was going for.”
ODETTE SUPPORT TOUR DATES
Friday 21 May | The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 22 May | The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 23 May | Hota, Gold Coast, NSW
Friday 4 June | The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 5 June | The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 11 June | UOW Uni Bar, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 12 June | Fiction, Canberra, A.C.T