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Baby Blue – Concentrate

Baby Blue release video for Concentrate, leading up to an EP release May 25

What started out as a folk project for Melbourne’s Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue now is something more glorious. The full lineup helps. The result is “Concentrate.” It is their first taste of an EP coming out May 25.

The video and song create strange parallels between the two. The video showcases the band in different states of mind. From weird gatherings to almost unnatural sceneries of the band playing different board games, it makes you think what this has to do with the song. But the song itself is a strange parallel with its concept. Utilizing ’60s psych pop only sends us further down the rabbit hole.

The video gives us an idea that this band is just like us, doing normal things just like us. And the obscure connection in the song to its thematic equal the obscure correlation in the song to its video imagery. And when that all comes together it makes sense.

“Concentrate” is a glorious landscape of washed-out ’60s pop. The song shimmers like the night. You loose track of time and dimension. What is left is beauty with an elegance in the song’s construct. It’s a great listen.

Andrew Duncan
Dug out from a pile of zines and hot sauce, Andrew Duncan has contributed to many publications through the years, including Chord and work with the ever so spunky Readyset...Aesthetic! He now resides deep within your membrane.

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