Having previously fronted the Vancouver bands Sprïng and SSRIs, Joseph Hirabayashi now goes by the solo moniker Jo Passed. He issued an EP called Up this summer via Golden Brown, and he's now supporting that release with both a video and a North American tour.
The song is an angular rock song in which spiky guitar chords intersect with sparse drum hits and melodic psych-pop melodies. The whole thing gets noisier and more intricate as it goes along, and this is mirrored by the self directed video: it begins with upwards-gazing shots of trees and is gradually snazzed up with VHS static and disorienting image layering.
The songwriter said in a statement, "I wanted to make a video in a Haiku form: nature oriented with no reference to humans and in three lines." -- Exclaim!
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