Kiwi rock trio Alae return with their new track, "Too Strung Up", a sprawling, strikingly confident display which is partnering with a simple, black-and-white visual. The song and accompanying clip exclusively premiering today via Rolling Stone Australia.
"'Too Strung Up' is a song that looks at relationships that are hard to move on from," explains vocalist Alex Farrell-Davey, adding that the song analyses the stage where the love in a partnership has dissipated. "The relationship provides a sense of comfortability and acceptance which can be found in many other things."
With his passionate delivery and plethora of quotables ("it's hearing your name, it's the games that you play"), Farrell-Davey unravels the complexity of the song's themes, ahead of leading into a determined spurt: "I won't let you get to me."
On the visual side, director (and the band's manager) Mikee Carpinter, explains that the video was shot using the unconventional solution of rollerskating camera operators, with the aim to give it a "unique feeling of rolling over and over throughout each shot."
Alae are currently booking in a run of New Zealand shows for the summer (an appearance at Auckland's North West Wine, Food & Beer Festival in March is already locked in), ahead of bunkering down to finish work on their debut full-length, due later in 2018.