PREMIERE: Fleeting Persuasion balances between uncertainty and resolve on Shaken

With a solo EP and album already under his belt, Melbourne-based musician James Spencer Harrison has spent the past number of years developing a sound uniquely his own. His music is equal parts grounded and explorative; it’s rooted in fuzzy alt-rock, but reaches far wider.

Under a new alias, Fleeting Persuasion, Harrison has further developed this sound into something far more full-bodied and immersive. With the release of the first single of his upcoming ten-track album, he has immediately established the scope of this new project. It should go without saying that we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.

On his new video for Shaken, Melbourne artist Fleeting Persuasion perfectly captures the delicate balance between uncertainty and resolve.

Throughout the new single, Fleeting Persuasion saunters through a hypnotic blend of indie-rock, psych, and shoegaze to deliver something that feels both familiar and fresh. With woozy, fuzzed-out instrumentation and dreamy vocal hooks, Shaken is the kind of track that floats around your head before landing comfortably in the depths of your bones.

The new single arrives alongside a new video clip, perfectly capturing the track’s feeling of uncertainty and resolve. Lyrically, the song explores ideas of moving forward in life, even if certain questions remain unanswered. The video clip sees Harrison at a picnic in the park, though how the picnic items got there, and what their purpose is, is left to question.

A string of further singles and video clips are set to be released from Fleeting Persuasion’s upcoming album in the coming months, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard and seen so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great material.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for Shaken above.

Catch Fleeting Persuasion launching the new track at the following shows:

Thursday, June 6th – Fitzroy Pinnacle
Saturday, June 29th – Last Chance Bar (arvo show)