Today marks the release of the music video for Dunfermline band The Moon Kids with their newest song Touch of Venice. Working with Tongue Twister films, The Moon Kids deliver a very vibrant and melodic single with attitude.
The video begins interestingly in Black & White as the band members are shot outside flats in Muirhouse, the setting of Irvine Welsh’s novel ‘Trainspotting’, as they pack up to drive away in a classic Aston Martin and leave the murky grey concrete jungle behind them.
The first notes play in on the band’s arrival at a new location as the bass hooks you with menace. The drums kickstart the song and the video with a powerful precision that slides it into a vibrant, neon rock disco.
Vocalist David Barr joins the lively performance to deliver the song’s punch with real pop style that contrasts the menace of the bass. Lyrically he incapsulates the feeling of switching from dreary grey of normal to a much more colourful and effortlessly fun setting like Venice beach.
“We were born with stormy eyes, taste the lows & steal the highs.”
That line, delivered almost two thirds into the track, paints clear imagery that is purposed to capture that feeling of moving on up in life both figuratively and physically. Time spent stealing the highs of life in a way and place that makes life feel effortless.
The contrast in the verse and the chorus mirrors the video perfectly. The video switches from concrete black & white with heavy bass hooks to carefree warm colours in a neon bop. The guitar effortlessly fills the room with an atmospheric audacity that showcases the band’s high energy confidence and lively performance.
Touch of Venice is an extremely catchy single which fans will find themselves struggling to avoid nodding along to. The chorus alone displays a lot of bravado with lyrics like “I’ll go where I go, and my heart goes where I go” which fans will easily be able to sing along to when live performances can be resumed.
The video to accompany the track is done extremely well and edited to compliment a song that is both reflective and optimistic. The locations suited the tone of the song and it was interesting to see the switch from a setting made famous by a cult classic to a set at ‘Paradise Palms’ that wouldn’t look out of place in a Lo-Fi stream. The latter location is an excellent nod to the song’s contrast and lends an almost bohemian element.
Fans can catch the new music video for Touch of Venice on YouTube and of course the track itself can be streamed on Spotify, iTunes and Deezer now!