Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have today revealed their new single and music video Falling Is Pretty Normal, the title track and final single from their third studio EP – produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath).
Beginning with viscous guitars and a snare roll crescendo, the song is a thundering release of cathartic energy, highlighted by the band’s melodic aptitudes. Frontman Joshua Cottreau’s soaring voice skilfully conveys the track’s emotion as the verse builds towards the blistering hook, abounding with piercing harmonies and distinctive vitality. Call and response vocals and a menacing guitar solo pave the way for an explosive finale.
Alongside the single is the nostalgic accompanying video – filmed, directed and edited by Rhys Bennett of High Voltage Photography (Polish Club, Totally Unicorn). Paying homage to Blink-182’s video for What’s My Age Again?, the clip features the band members performing the song and running naked around various locations in Sydney’s Inner West. With eccentric hilarity and multiple cameos, the buoyant video contrasts the song’s heavier themes.
Check it out below.