Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Alex Lahey has shared the new single ‘Spike the Punch’, which coincides with the announcement of her signing to Liberation Records. The track is also accompanied by a video from director Matt Sav. Check it out below.
“‘Spike the Punch’ is a song about the fun that comes with self-sabotage and reckless abandon,” Lahey explained in a statement. “It’s big, it’s loud, it’s fun, it’s its own beast. There are some super sinister tones in there rubbing up against really bright anime style guitar harmonies (guitarmonies, anyone?..) and shouted choruses. Spike feels like a raucous bookend to navigating these cruelly unpredictable times. Touch wood.”
Of the track’s video, Lahey added: “Perhaps my favourite video I’ve ever been a part of. Matt and I spoke about how we wanted to capture a sense of freedom, fluidity and fun in this video along with hurtling forward momentum. Matt Pope, the brilliant performer who stars in the video, completely harnesses the direction and puts on a hell of a show. It gives me chills every time I press play.”
‘Spike the Punch’ follows ‘On My Way’, the theme song Lahey wrote and recorded for Sony Picture Animation’s The Mitchells vs The Machines.