London-based, Australian-bred Many Things have a brand-new music video for What We Are, the title track from their new EP, and you can catch it first right here on Music Feeds. The song’s transitional narrative has been given an extra emotional edge, thanks to a cheekily candid DIY video.
What We Are was written by Many Things frontman Michael Tomlinson. The song forms a personal account of the break-up of his former band, Yves Klein Blue, and the resultant formation of Many Things. The self-shot music video (below) was filmed over a four-year period using phones and computers in more than six countries, with the final product acting as a visualisation of the band’s journeys.
“What We Are is a song many years in the making,” Tomlinson says in a press release. “It addresses the intense sadness I felt after the end of Yves Klein Blue and the joy I feel in having found Many Things. The video tells the story of this journey. I hope it picks up where the lyrics leave off.”
Tomlinson told Music Feeds it’s been a hectic year for Many Things, but the band continue to embrace their colourful sound as they move towards releasing an album.
“It hasn’t been a particularly easy year but it’s made it all worth it to see people responding to What We Are,” Tomlinson says. “We’re really proud of it and hope that we can deepen and expand on it with the forthcoming LP.”
Many Things’ What We Are EP, which was recorded in Berlin and London, is available now. Many Things performed at The Blurst Of Times festival in Brisbane over the weekend, and will perform at the Sydney leg on Saturday, 25th October.
What can punters expect when they catch the group live? “We approach our live shows like a celebration,” Tomlinson reveals. “We’re all here together, let’s make the most of it!”
Watch: Many Things – What We Are
Blurst of Times Sydney 2014
Saturday, 25th October
The Factory Theatre, Sydney