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The Beths Unveil Single / Video 'I'm Not Getting Excited'

The Beths Unveil Single / Video 'I'm Not Getting Excited'

C.C. / Photo credit: Mason Fairey / Wednesday 13th May, 2020 8:54AM

As part of this morning's Live From 'House' 2 livestream extravaganza, Tāmaki Makaurau guitar pop champs The Beths casually lifted the lid on their latest single 'I'm Not Getting Excited', along with a mind-bending video for said tune. Produced by Sports Team (featuring the talents of UTR assistant editor Annabel Kean and Callum Devlin of Hans Pucket and Dateline) and created with support from NZ On Air, the new clip blends cute / scary stop motion animation wizardry (the 'bread hand' will haunt my nightmares) with live footage of the band, filmed by each member under lockdown conditions. A fast and fuzzy rumination on imposter syndrome, 'I'm Not Getting Excited' is the latest tune to emerge from The Beths' upcoming second album Jump Rope Gazers, which despite words to the contrary, we are in fact very excited about.

The Beths' Elizabeth Stokes shared her feelings around 'I'm Not Getting Excited': "People always ask ‘are you excited!?’ and it's a fair question, because exciting things do happen to us sometimes... Support slots, overseas tours, music releases. Stuff we've dreamed about for years. So the correct answer is always ‘yes.’ But the truth is that deep down there's a tiny Liz saying, ‘don't get excited.’ She is certain that anything good that could happen will most likely not happen, because of a freak accident. Or because somebody finally realises that we aren't worthy, shouts ‘phony!’ and takes everything away. I wrote 'I'm Not Getting Excited' last year, well before everything really did get taken away. From everyone. It feels like the song has a new context, but we don't know what it is yet. And now we all share a blurry, uncertain future.

Watch this morning's Live From 'House' 2 streaming show here...

'Jump Rope Gazers' releases on Friday 10th July via Carpark Records.


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