On ‘Jayco Dreaming’, Bendigo pop curiosities Fountaineer sing of yearning for simple times, for intrepid geographical spontaneity, and the inevitable clash between that desire and day-job monotony.
Today, we’re premiering the song’s low-budget (“under $28”, according to the band) music video. The retro-futurist clip for ‘Jayco Dreaming’ is the perfect complement to the track, a mix of jangly guitars and lo-fi electronics that asks, “What happens, baby, when we get bored of the city?”, suggesting a caravan expedition or a move to Japan.
It all culminates with a refrain that epitomises the track’s spirit of disentanglement – “Daring to dream in Australia”.
“We really wanted to sing the word ‘Australia’ in an un-ironic, tender way; like the way LCD Soundsystem can sing about America and the American dream so earnestly,” say Fountaineer about the song.
“The song is a wrestle between the natural-born-nutter on your left shoulder who wants to kick out and leave the rat race, versus the seemingly calm desk-job-daydreamer on your right who is trying to pay the bills. Maybe somewhere in the middle is where you can be truly happy. Would a year in a caravan really fix everything? I’m not sure.
“Here’s the video for our brand new release Jayco Dreaming; another big-budget Fountaineer production and a contender for the ARIA for Best Music Video Under $28.”
Watch the video for ‘Jayco Dreaming’ below.