Following on from the release of their enrapturing new single ‘The Beach’, enigmatic four piece junodream have shared the cinematic music video for the track, watch here.

The video for ‘The Beach’, directed by the band’s good friend and longtime collaborator Ned Botwood, perfectly captures junodream’s ambitious and considered creative direction; with the transportative nature of the track’s sonics marrying the visuals of a surreal fever-dream.

Speaking further about the video Ned says, “The beach is a really vague, eerie place to be alone after dark. It can be calm or chaotic, but either way, there’s so little context. It’s just flat land, inky darkness, insects and the weather. You might as well be on the moon. We wanted to imagine what the beach looks like in a sweaty dream. Or to someone who can only remember little dark parts of it.”

‘The Beach’ is a multifaceted and transportative offering from junodream, its swirling sonics resembling a state of calm, where feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression are washed away, providing a cathartic uplift as the group embark on a compelling new chapter.

Speaking about the track, vocalist/keys player Ed Vyvyan says “I was on a beach in Aberystwyth with some friends. Llanrhystud beach is not a forgiving place. Grey stone as far as the eye can see. It was overcast and windy. We were sheltering behind a rock wall we had built up so the BBQ didn’t die out. I had recently received some sad family news and was feeling out of sorts, I didn’t really want to be there. I got up and started walking along the coast. The way Llanrhystud curves makes the horizon seem much closer than it really is as I found out after about 40 minutes of walking into the distance.

I think my friends called out to me at the start of this weird quest, but I just had to reach the end of the curve. Each step away, I started to feel a little lighter in my chest. Eventually, I got to the furthest point where the shore stuck into the sea and stood there, alone, looking out as the sun peaked a bit from behind the clouds. I felt peaceful then. That’s basically what The Beach is about; finding a place of mental calm, a metaphor for the real calm I found on Llanrhystud. I joke at gigs that I hate that beach, but really it was the perfect remedy.”

Sharing a deep connection that’s the result of being best friends for a decade, alongside a DIY formula that’s at the heart of everything they do, Junodream are building a captivating world within their tight community of fans and collaborators. In the five years since their inception, junodream have amassed nearly half a million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 22 million collective streams on DSPs, forging blistering and immersive live performances including a rapturous set at this year’s The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

junodream will embark on a headline UK tour this September, full dates below and tickets here.

23 Sept – Aberdeen – Cafe Drummond
24 Sept – Sheffield – Yellow Arch
25 Sept – Birmingham – Dead Wax
27 Sept – Oxford – Bullingdon
28 Sept – London – Bush Hall

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