Having recently released their racy new track Sweet Talking, Australian dream-popsters Mosquito Coast present the accompanying video, a visual homage to the 80s aural soundscape of the single.
Citing references like David Byrne and Kim Gordon, Sweet Talking showcases a maturity in Naomi and Conor’s songwriting. It’s garage pop with new wave influences.
And speaking of influences, the video was inspired by cult 80s film clips; think raised platforms, soft focus, emphasised colours, neon lights and artificial dessert trickery - you literally are being “sweet-talked” to.
Naomi said “We really enjoyed the costumes and faux stage setup of this film clip! The concept was left in Hiball’s hands and they came back with a powerful vision of 80's glamour.”
Conor adds "Pops of colour, pastel schemes, soft focus lighting, fuzzy eighties flairs - “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins was a major inspiration."
Sweet Talking is taken from Mosquito Coast’s highly anticipated debut album, coming your way soon. Since its release, the single has climbed the AMRAP Regional (#1) and Metro (#4) Charts, along with multiple Spotify playlist additions and a full rotation to triple j.
You can catch Mosquito Coast in a town near you as they head on a national tour this February and March. Until then, you can get your fix in this surreal dream-pop video.
"SWEET TALKING" VIDEO
Directors: Hiball (@_hiball_)
D.O.P: Jesse Gohier-Fleet (@jessegohierfleet)
Production Design: Alexandra Mccloud-Gibson (@alexandra_mcg) HMUA: Zoe Jane Crawford (@zoejane_makeup)
Colourist: Abe Wynen (@abewynen)
Written by Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton
Recorded, mixed and produced by Nicolas Vernhes, Rare Book Room, NYC Mastered by Joe LaPorta, Sterling Sound, NYC
Available now all music streaming services