Following on from their damn fine set at Melbourne’s Invasion Fest this past weekend, Stepson has released another song to coincide with the release of their new EP, ‘The Beautiful Lie‘.
This EP is a rather bold release for the boys inStepson, and while it will not be the sole musical direction for the band’s future releases (I’ve heard that from the horse’s mouth, so to speak), it is a great little EP and one that will bide many over until their debut album in 2017. In our review of the EP on December 5th, I stated that ‘The Beautiful Lie‘ is “a wondrously dynamic and utterly gorgeous trio of songs that makes for one grand ambient-pop experience” and I stand by that now as a favourite Australian release of mine for 2016.
You can expect these three new songs – ‘The Beautiful Lie‘, ‘Leave Me Alone‘, and ‘Smother‘ – to be played live when the band support Melbourne’s Storm The Sky on their headline tour in March.
Now, while the EP’s new single, ‘Leave Me Alone‘, is a great song, the music video attached to it is not. The repeating footage of a man walking by his lonesome, smoking and sitting alone with his head in his hands does reinforce the self-loathing nature of the song but goddamnit, it is one dull experience to sit through. Not even Caitlin Henry of NSW’s Eat Your Heart Out guesting on the track can make this audiovisual experience any better. In fact, might I suggest that you go stream the film clip for the EP’s title track right here. Now, that was a great music video!
You can also check out the EP’s third and final song, ‘Smother‘ here.