Boy & Bear return with their newest single and video, “State Of Flight”, out now. The band additionally announce their first tour in two years, as they embark on a nationwide Australian tour in June and July with North American, UK and European dates to be announced in the very near future!
Recently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their ARIA double platinum album, Moonfire, with a monumental sold-out performance at Sydney’s State Theatre, the band fittingly kick-start their next chapter today with an exalted first taste of new music in “State Of Flight”. Anchored to the band’s 70s inspired pop-folk heart, and running central to the track, is a melodic choral chant that echoes back and forth. Lead vocalist Dave Hoskings’ unmistakable vocals, falsetto at times, cuts through in its immediacy and emotive simplicity, while layers of strummed guitars, lapping beats and flourishes of guitar licks paint a larger picture of the band’s glorious progression.
Dave Hosking (vocalist/guitar) from the band says, “The song is really a love letter to the arts, to the joys of being creative. I love making music, and even in the face of considerable challenges these last few years, it’s only further solidified my obsession and genuine love of the creative process.”
The accompanying video defies laws of gravity and reality, centred around two protagonists within a dreamlike story of freedom and self expression. Filmed in the lush paddock surroundings of a barn in Windsor, NSW, the thrilling clip takes surreal turns as both characters take flight, mirrored by the song’s true harnessing of euphoria and unbridled joy. Recently awarded best director at both Sydney Film Festival, and Flickerfest Film Festival, Ferguson’s vision with production from Good Oil Films fittingly launches “State Of Flight” beyond the 2D record.
Taylor Ferguson says of the clip, “‘State of Flight’ captures a true sense of euphoria and bliss. I love the way the track builds to an unusual but compelling high sensation. I knew I had to somehow create a dreamlike world where anything felt possible. So I came up with a story about the uninhibited expression of selfhood and the explosive power of freedom. Making them fly felt like the right thing to do.”
Details to be announced soon about an extensive North American, UK and European tour dates.