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Dead Nature, the solo project of former Spring King singer and prolific producer (The Big Moon, Calva Louise, Circa Waves, Dream Nails, Genghar, Police Car Collective) Tarek Musa, is sharing a video for new single – “Rivers”. Dead Nature was recently featured as the "Next Wave" artist on Jack Saunders' BBC Radio 1 show, and "Rivers" is the latest in a string of new tracks to emerge in the run up to the release of his debut album Watch Me Break Apart, which is set for release on July 23.
“Rivers” follows the multi-coloured, sky-high indie-pop dramatics of recent singles “Red Clouds”, “Hurricane” and "Falling Down", through which he wrote about innocence, euphoria, and finding stability in a world at war with itself. Backed by the vocals of Domino Records-signed All We Are bassist Guro Gikling, Musa’s talent for heavyweight pop songwriting that is as honest and sentimental as is it is fizzing with energy becomes more evident with each release. Accompanying "Rivers" is a stunning video shot in the countryside outside of Kuala Lumpur. Musa comments on the song:
"Rivers was one of the very first tracks I wrote around the age of 21. I had never fully delved into music composition at that point, but what came from that era really helped ground me as a songwriter. The goal was to write a love song that had an urgency to it, just like the passing of youth and ever changing relationships. Just like the nature of our ever evolving ecosystem, love can be a sink or swim battle that is affected by its surroundings, cause and effect. Amani Azlin, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, directed the video for this track. Amani has worked on some incredible projects in the past, and it was such a pleasure having her onboard for Rivers."
Speaking on the video, director Amani Azlin says: "The term “drowning in love” was the foundation for the concept behind the music video. I wanted to visually explore the rush of being in love between our two young lovers with tiny glimpses of emotional relapse into  their vulnerability and surrender towards the existence of love. The idea that when you’re fated to be in love, you are fated to find your home within your lover. This music video plays around with how finding that safe space can look like for these two."
Dead Nature - Watch Me Break Apart album track listing
1. Watch Me Break Apart
2. Hurricane
3. 50 Foot Wall
4. Borrowed Heart
5. Falling Down
6. Red Clouds
7. Rivers
8. Nothing Is Gonna Change
9. Ladlands

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