Today the duo unveil the clip for their latest single Take The Golden, a gritty visual directed by man-of-the-hour McLean Stephenson. After giving it a watch, we reached out to band member Jordan Brady for a chat.
To celebrate their incredible new clip Take The Golden, we chat all things Winterbourne with band member Jordan Brady.
HAPPY: Hey, how are things? What are you up to at the moment?
JORDAN: Things are great! Pretty chilled out at the moment, getting ready for tour and album and all those exciting things.
HAPPY: Things have ramped up for you pretty quickly since you dropped Better. How are you feeling about the reaction to your music so far?
JORDAN: We’ve been blown away by it to be honest, it’s always kinda scary releasing new music, particularly after two years of silence on our part. People have really jumped on board with the new stuff which has been a huge relief!
HAPPY: Loving this new video. Where did the idea for this one come from?
JORDAN: We really followed McLean Stephenson’s vision for this one, he’s done some really cool stuff in the past and we knew that if we trusted him we’d end up with something great. The whole idea was to have a video that reflected the sort of madness within the song, while at the same time poking fun at music videos and ourselves in the process.
HAPPY: What attracted you to Stephenson as a director? He’s killing it lately.
JORDAN: Yeah he is, we’ve worked with him before on a photoshoot, he was just such a good guy with some really out there ideas. He’s so good at that gritty style, and he gets really raw and great performances out of his artists. Plus, he liked our song and had some sweet ideas, so we’d be stupid to say no.
HAPPY: I’m told tequila was on set. Did things get a little loose?
JORDAN: Yeah look, some people might be able to dance around like lunatics all day without the help of alcohol, but we’re not those people. Don’t judge us.
HAPPY: Tell us a little about the warehouse you shot the video in. It sounds wild.
JORDAN: Yeah it was disgusting. It was this old abandoned building in Sydney somewhere, it had been taken over by rats and pigeons and still had piles of junk lying around, old lamps and mirrors, You know, the kind of stuff that’s definitely haunted. It was creepy and dirty and really got us in the mood. Whatever the mood was.
HAPPY: You’ve got your first live dates of the year coming up in April, how’s the set shaping up?
JORDAN: Not too bad, we’ve done a couple of warmup gigs so far where we’ve trialled the new stuff, which has been nice. It’s such a thrill going back to basics and learning how to play these new songs, knowing that no one has ever heard them live. It feels really fresh and it’s so much fun, we haven’t had the chance to prepare for a tour like this in ages.
HAPPY: What’s the one thing you want fans to take away from a Winterbourne show?
JORDAN: An extremely reasonably priced Winterbourne T-Shirt. And a smile.
HAPPY: And finally, dare I ask how the album’s going?
JORDAN: Yep, it’s finished! The vinyls are on a boat somewhere in the Pacific Ocean heading this way as we speak.
HAPPY: Thanks for the chat!
Take The Golden is out now. Catch Winterbourne live:
Thursday, 4th April
The Aardvark, Fremantle WA – Tickets
Friday, 5th April
JIVE, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA) – Tickets
Saturday, 6th April
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – Tickets
Thursday, 11th April
The Foundry, Brisbane QLD – Tickets
Saturday, 13th April
The Factory, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA) – Tickets