As Peppermint Heaven continue to delight fans and critics following the release of their debut album Precious Things, the duo, Spark & Juno, have released the latest in their set of music videos, this time presenting the impressive "Words Colliding."
The track itself is led by a rather psychedelic-electronic keys based rhythm and a vocal reminiscent of a young David Bowie. Lyrically, the song has strong emphasis on the impact of communication, or a lack thereof - an issue which many have no doubt experienced at least once in their lifetime.
Asked about the creation of the song, Juno from the band says:
Words Colliding began during a rehearsal. Spark was setting up and I was playing around on the keyboard – my vintage Roland Juno 106 – circa 1984. I found a very 80s sound on the synth and the keyboard riff that’s repeated throughout came to me, as well as the first line “All I want to know is what she’s hiding / All I hear is words colliding.” It was a burst of inspiration and I felt an interesting play on “worlds colliding.” Spark joined in on bass and we finished the song in about half an hour. Words Colliding was actually the first song written for our album Precious Things. We knew we were onto a something special – a more focused, direct and darker sound – which grew out of this song.
To create the video, as they did with their previous ones, the pair teamed up with acclaimed director Pierce G. Wilson who says of what he wanted to get across in the clip:
In my video for Words Colliding, I wanted to depict the stress that comes from an argument and miscommunication in a relationship; which is described in the lyrics of the song. I show the world as a mismatched assortment of buildings coming from the side as well as ground, and have the character walk up walls as if gravity is subjective. I hoped this would communicate how the world can seem to flip on its side while in an argument, and how we always feel as if our own perspective is the only correct viewpoint. In this video I also added in several surreal scenes which help provide the tone of anger and disagreement I want to channel.
Check out the video below and for more information on the band, visit their website, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Their debut album Precious Things is out now and available on itunes.