Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Ali Barter has just released her second EP Community, a rousing and honest record filled with rolling grooves and dusky vocals, and today Music Feeds is proud to be premiering the video for the its titular single, Community.
According to Ali, Community the track is a “surrender to everything that we use and abuse to feel a part of the world”. The song was written by Barter in late 2012 and brought to life in 2014 with the help of producers Matt Redlich, and Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy.
The song’s beautifully shot clip sees Ali taking her guitar to various spots along Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross strip, joined by some of the area’s most colourful patrons, including average night revellers and ubiquitous superheroes. The video was produced by brothers Ford Sarhan and Charlie Ford under their Wildchild Pictures banner (Charlie’s also responsible for Courtney Barnett’s ARIA-nominated Avant Gardener video).
The Community EP, says Barter, is a document of the places she’s been in life. “I try to be honest, and I think Community is the most accurate appraisal of me,” she explains. “Of my extremes, of human extremes, of shit you shouldn’t say out loud. Its about there never being enough.”
Barter has spent most of the past year honing her live show supporting the likes of The Rubens, Cloud Control and is currently on tour supporting Husky. Not one to slow down, she will then take the road to support Phosphorescent on his Australian Meredith sideshows in December.
Before you check out those dates, see Ali Barter encounter the Kings Cross Community in the video below.
Watch: Ali Barter – Community