Based out of Sydney, songwriter Joan Banoit undoubtedly has one of the most awe-inspiring new sounds we’ve come across this year.
Today he unveils his debut music video and debut release under his new label Lazy Thinking Records, a complex and arresting performance titled BET ME.
Driven by a spellbinding arrangement and an intense vocal performance, the debut film clip from newcomer Joan Banoit will leave your jaw on the floor.
The clip for BET ME was directed, photographed and edited by Laura Turner and Michael Pigott, with Jim Flanagan jumping on writing and production. The story is murky, and intentionally so; written primarily for interpretation rather than any scripted response.
It rings with the feel of a short film rather than that of a music video; devoid of any straight performance and displaying a magnetic sense of mystery throughout. Check it out for yourself below.
The track is unconventionally addictive, riding on the energy of high-tempo drum arrangements and handsomely crafted synth tones. Overseeing it all is Banoit’s consuming delivery, his voice a powerful instrument capable of incredible allure.
Joan Banoit’s influences are eclectic and tilted towards the work of outsiders, finding inspiration in avant-garde electronic artists such as Burial or Arca, art rock contemporaries, and even modern composition.
BET ME the first-ever single released via Lazy Thinking Records, a new Sydney-based indie label devoted to finding and publishing the work of genuine musical innovators. Founded by FBi Radio co-founder Cass Wilkinson, producer/composer Jim Flanagan, and Sydney food personality Chrissy Flanagan, you can be sure we’re all ears for whatever their future endeavours may be.