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Multi-talented UK artist Gus Harvey returns to the soundsphere with her new offering “Netflixx” – released on House Anxiety Records and taken from her forthcoming new EP.
Across low-key, soulful jazz instrumentals, the sunset sounds of “Netflixx” set the scene for Harvey to tell a tale of the romantic heroine and the conventions of romance; juxtaposed vulnerability and violence, softness and ferocity, as epitomised by the star of its lyrics, Alabama Worley in the classic cult film True Romance.
Born in a late-night afters’ session, Harvey began testing “Netflixx” to audiences during her live set as a way to perfect the track before officially cutting it – eventually padding out “Netflixx” with layered vocal harmonies as well as flamenco-style guitar work from Charlie Laffer (Kelis, TLC).
Accompanying the release is a stunning visual piece directed by Harvey’s long-time collaborator, the acclaimed director Netti Hurley (Berwyn, Adidas, Nike). The first time the pair have worked exclusively and alone on Gus’s visuals, Harvey styled, produced and edited the video herself, with Hurley directing and shooting everything on location in Sitges, Barcelona.
“Netflixx” is lifted from Harvey’s forthcoming EP of four love songs, which aims to explore what connects us when we are physically separated. The release also follows on from April’s single “Easy Pt. 1”, which officially marked Harvey’s return to music after a three-year hiatus for the acclaimed artist.
With previous heavyweight critical attention coming from the likes of Clash, Notion, HUNGER and FAULT Magazine alongside a recent appearance on BBC Radio, “Netflixx” looks set to continue Gus Harvey’s trajectory as one of the most creative and thrillingly unorthodox young talents in the landscape.
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