July Talk reveal video for the new single ‘Beck + Call’

Toronto five-piece July Talk follow their astounding sold out London headline show last week with the release of their brand new single, ‘Beck + Call’, featuring Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, taken from the new album Touch.

The video for the track premiered on The Fader yesterday who called it an “exhilarating video” and described it as, “a black-and-white [clip] which places the band’s Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis in a factory setting as they contort their bodies to represent the emotions of a corrupted relationship, with a bit of telekinetic battling thrown in.”

The video was made with the band’s longtime collaborator and director, Jared Raab, in addition to theatre creators Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken, who co-founded Toronto’s multi-disciplinary performance company Quote Unquote Collective.

When discussing the inspiration for the video, Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay said, “We set out to create a movement piece that explored the song’s themes regarding the common unbalance of power dynamics in modern relationships. The main thesis in the song culminates when we scream, ‘blind love in dark bedrooms, find love within confusion.’ We hope the video illustrates the frustration born out of existing underneath your lover’s thumb.”

The album Touch has just been released (September 9th) to widespread acclaim and precedes a major North American tour, which starts on September 26th in Los Angeles supporting Nothing But Thieves, with whom they play ten shows. They also clock up a further 28 headline shows before finishing on December 16th in Buffalo, NY.

July Talk come into their own with ‘Touch’ with intimidating confidence along with their authentic bluesy swagger… It is chock full of the band’s most expansive, vigorous material to date.” – Paste

 “The album showcases the band’s multiple musical personalities while still delivering a singular vision. [It] pushes July Talk’s musical vision forward without sacrificing their core elements.” – Exclaim

“Danceable disco…noisey, ambient rock that takes nods at Bikini Kill, Nick Cave or even Arcade Fire.” – New Noise Magazine

A strange kind of pop…that alternates between catchy and jarring… They have the certain ne sais quoi it takes to be goddamn massive, and my money’s on them headlining festivals across North America within the next five years.”
– Consequence of Sound

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