Aotearoa eight-piece The Black Seeds have today released their new heavy reggae single ‘Game Over’, accompanied by a captivating video set on the inside of a pinball machine! ‘Game Over’ is the fourth single to be released from their upcoming seventh studio album Love & Fire, out June 17.
Packed with muted guitar riffs, driving bass and drums, and an infectious horn section, ‘Game Over’ is a classic reggae track that showcases the band’s iconic sound. Led from the front by vocalist Barnaby Weir, ‘Game Over’ tackles the challenging subjects of adversity, depression and the daily domestic grind.
Accompanying the single is a 70’s pinball inspired music video by Wellington Video Director, Ed Davis. Playing on the track’s title ‘Game Over’, Ed created digital versions of each of the eight band members inside a virtual gaming world. Watch below!
“A lot of work went into making meshes of their faces from selfies, customizing their avatars, instruments, clothes and sunglasses”, explained Ed. “I filmed myself miming all their moves – guitar, drums, sax, trumpet – so I could mocap their avatars into life. I love the old analog games, where you’re up against physics and gravity, making a little steel ball shoot up the rails and find the high score bumpers and bonuses. There’s some very convincing VR pinball games that tap into the exact same reflexes and timing. I can see a Black Seeds themed pinball game coming from all this.”