NEWS: Watch Makeness & Adult Jazz go Camping in New Video
The absurd video for catchy collaborative single ‘Other Life’ contrasts ‘emotive singing about love and loss with someone who’s just doing admin.’ Set in a bland office backdrop.
As Makeness, Kyle Molleson makes off-kilter dance music with a loose and live feel. Having spent his much of his youth living in the Outer Hebrides, Molleson moved to Leeds for university a few years ago. There he met the members of art pop band Adult Jazz, quickly becoming friends and playing together in house party bands around the city. They remained close after moving to London and eventually ended up collaborating on “Other Life”, a post-punk-flecked piece of disco-funk with an unbelievably addictive groove.
“Other Life”, like so many great pop songs, was practically written in one take, with Molleson and Adult Jazz’s Harry Burgess laying down the track in a single studio session in south London. “It was pretty instant,” says Burgess. “We came away from that first afternoon with these really nice melodies/instrumental things. I sent it over to Tom (Howe, Adult Jazz) and he did some structuring. It’s nice for Kyle and I to work in that zone, ’cos we love it, but don’t often do it. Its quickness was quite a shock for me.”
The “Other Life” video (directed by Nicholas Pomeroy with Burgess, and featuring set design by Phoebe Darling) matches the simple, fun, colourful nature of the song. “We were looking at a lot of band, studio, white-space videos, like “Rip It Up” by Orange Juice and classic A-ha stuff,” says Burgess. “A lot of the time in the video there’s this character who’s having this moment of solitude and is unaffected by what’s going on around. (We) contrast this emotive singing about love and loss with someone who’s just doing admin.”
Check the new video below:
Makeness & Adult Jazz – Other Life
The single is available to but now on Apple music.