The track “Radio” by Nashville-based Dance the Misery starts out like a post-punk love song, full of a memorable bass line and infectious Joy Division-esque chords. It’s enough to make you just want to listen to the beginning minute on a loop, but wait, there’s more.
Matthew Green’s vocals cut into your dark daydream, reminiscent of Philly’s Suburban Living or NYC’s Surf Rock is Dead. The vocals are equally as hypnotic, and you find yourself lost fully in the moment.
Matt actually started writing music as a way to cope with obsessive-compulsive disorder and made the move to Nashville during college to become a guitarist.
If it’s in Nashville where Matt found his voice, he also found the right person to make his vision come to life. Directed by Casey Pierce (Torres, Margo Price, Tristen), the music video captures all of the free-spirited vibes of the track, but still wrapped in a flurry of black and white scenes, and neon — elaborating on the dichotomy that exists between the wallowing darkness shoegaze track and a sense of liberation.
Watch the video below here and tell us what you thought in the comments.