Strange Boy, the London-based duo comprised of Kieran Brunt and Matt Huxley, have released the striking video for their latest single, Suburbia.
The title track of their forthcoming EP is about teenage sexual awakening against the backdrop of a suburban landscape. This autobiographical narrative is vividly brought to life by BAFTA-winning director Tal Rosner.
“The video explores the monotony of suburban dwelling, shifting between an endless journey in perspective and the complex intimacies behind closed doors,” says Rosner.
The video begins with an increasingly distorted digital recreation of Brunt’s home street in Surbiton, before thermal camera footage shows an intimate encounter between two young lovers.
“This song is a hazy recollection of growing up in suburbia, where friends’ houses, sleepy parks and quiet streets became a landscape for sexual discovery,” explains Brunt.
“I wanted the lyrics and sound-world to capture the excitement and danger of it all.”
Although Brunt is the duo’s singer and lyricist (and recently sang on Nils Frahm’s LP All Melody), the song features additional vocals by JFDR (Iceland’s Jófríður Ákadóttir). It is one of several tracks Brunt and Rusner recorded in New York with Grizzly Bear collaborator Jake Aron for the new EP, due 3rd August.
The follow-up to their Annunciation EP will be supported by a headline show at London’s Archspace on 7th August. Tickets are available now.