VIDEO: Oliver Tank - Swerve
Set to play Secret Garden Festival this month, Sydney-based producer and musician Oliver Tank marked his triumphant return in late 2016 with an intimate sold out anniversary celebration of critically acclaimed EP ‘Dreams’ and his first new solo material in three years. Today, he unveils the accompanying visuals for latest single ‘Swerve,’ directed by Sydney native Aislin Lowe, providing an enthralling visual interpretation of the single’s melodic vocals and transcendent production.
An otherworldly watch, the video concept utilises key lyrics ‘getting high’ as a metaphor throughout, with each scene incorporating different interpretations ranging from the literal to the colloquial. Of the video, director Aislinn Lowe says “Whilst the song speaks about the idea of 'getting high' as a response to fear, I wanted to turn that on its head and create an idea of 'getting high' in response to love and intimacy, in the context of the two characters achieving a higher state through feeling connected to each other.”
Oliver burst onto the scene in 2011 with his textual glitch pop debut EP ‘Dreams,’ which he followed up with stunning sophomore EP, ‘Slow Motion Music’ in late 2013, featuring collaborations with Ta-Ku, Hayden Calnin, as well as long-time friend and collaborator Fawn Myers.
With rave reviews worldwide for both EP’s, Oliver’s rise was kicked off by winning FBi's Northern Lights competition, inclusion in Triple J's “2012 Next Crop” and nomination for FBi SMAC Award in the “Next Big Thing” category. Oliver has supported music luminaries Active Child, Youth Lagoon, Bonobo, Lana Del Rey, James Blake and Lorde as well as headline national tours and sets at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and Falls Festival.
‘Swerve’ is the first offering since lending his soulful vocals to WZRDKIDS ‘Cold Clocks’ earlier this year and marks Oliver as a timeless talent whose creations continue to be both parts relevant and revolutionary.