Friday 28 August 2020

'Every Dog' video release [Arcadian Resonance]

Arcadian Resonance is PLAYFIO's second studio album.
A black folder sits on a forgotten shelf in my house collecting dust, where a collection of scrawled lyrics live back from my younger years when i was in my teenage band. I meticulously kept all these written sheets, many are covers from Radiohead, Nirvana, U2, Bush etc. with guitar tabs  and scribbled notes about our performance but the vast majority are original lyrics. (Memory permitting here is our old band 'Brass Monkeys' - Set list' as a playlist on Spotify.

Back then we did actually write and perform a fair bit of our own material, and if memory serves it went down pretty well. The old recordings of these, some on minidisc, are unfortunately barely audible now.
In my last album 'Arcadian Rhythm' I did bring one track back to life from an old recording:  Elizium - and the original song in all it's raw, gritty glory I made into a music video, which I'm pretty sure is still on youtube...leaves the room/ scratches head..ok found it  Elizium

Below is the official PLAYFIO music video:

Anyway, I somewhat digress, the reason for these ramblings, with my recent song writing, I was keen for some lyrical inspiration so took this old folder along with me to the recording studio (sounds v. glamourous I know) the reality is renting out a 5x5m sound proofed room crammed full of gear for a 12 hour stint of zero daylight/ interruptions/ people - quite heavenly as it goes! .

So on one of these half day sessions, I reached for the folder and came across these un-used lyrics, discarded at the time, who knows why - probably young love!  I added  them to this track and never looked back - it was almost like they'd been waiting all this time for this melody!

The video echoes the music perfectly and I can't thank Jack Tew enough for this epic cinematic masterpiece, which I'm very proud to be able to put my music to.

This fly on the wall short film provides an intimate insight into one young couple's ups and downs.

Links/ Credits:

Written by Rob Playford with Claude Etienne on guitar and the mix and master engineer was Adam Titmuss.

Rob Playford
Adam Titmuss
Claude Etienne

Film credits:

Short Love Story
Me & You: Short Love Story Me & You

Director Of Photography - David Wright