NEW MUSIC: Magnetic Heads – Time Of Your Life

‘Time Of Your Life’ is the second single to be released from Magnetic Heads’ forthcoming debut album Moral Outage (August 13th)on Broken Stone Records/Remote Control.
 

In 2020, Sydney band Magnetic Heads released their first new music after a lengthy hiatus. ‘The Street’ was a glorious taste of their return to the recording studio, where singer/songwriter Des Miller and producer/musician Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Lewis Goldmark) have created a sublime collection of melancholic pop songs that navigate both the dance-floor and existential concerns with heady emotion and lush drama. 

The new single, ‘Time of Your Life‘ sees Miller in an inquisitive, plaintive mood, sitting at home alone as inertia creeps, watching stories of youth suicide on TV. The song is full of arresting visuals and a nagging sense there’s more to be done. “What are you waiting for, your time’s gone a running,” he sings rhetorically, a ping of optimism as he flips the final word of the chorus. ‘Time of Your Life’ charts modern malaise with a glide in its stride: the mid-tempo drums of Tom Kaldor and bass from William Miller keep the boat from sinking as Des works through a knotted stomach, eventually releasing the tension with falsetto, a dash of spoken word, a breakdown (both musical and spiritual) then one final hurrah as the synths, backing vocals and guitars coalesce neatly.

Of the evocative video clip filmed at Ashfield Town Hall, director Andrew Lancaster recalls how he wanted to “capture something classic and timeless that could transcend age and place, a feeling of free abandonment mixed with the faded glamour of a bygone era.” For Miller, the director and his crew achieved just that. “Andrew, producer Noni Couell and their amazing team Patrick Harris (DOP), Lucas Corroto (1st Ac) and Gourav Gandhi (Gaffer) and Suriya Black (Colourist) managed to captured this sentiment and wrap it up in a fabulous documentation (shot by Nino Tamburri) of a community dance hall performance. Ashfield Dance Choreographer Yoppy Yap and his happy and committed collection of talented enthusiasts remind us that the life is about spirit.”

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