Dharug/Western Sydney based indie-rock artist Jack Anthony has unveiled his cathartic new single Call My Name – co-written, produced and mixed by Nathan Sheehy (Birds Of Tokyo, The Vanns, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays) and mastered by Nick Franklin (Peking Duk, Ocean Alley, Hockey Dad, The Buoys).
Call My Name erupts into a spirited realm of indie-rock with raspy guitar chugs and Jack Anthony‘s velvety yet fierce vocal prowess, ushering into an expansive and thunderous rhythm section. Each chorus introduces an unwavering surge of charm, individuality, and fervour, before the bridge crescendo with energy and emotion through the climactic guitar solo. Gritty vocal melodies elevate the soaring instrumentation in the final chorus, seamlessly interwoven throughout the sprawling sonic panorama, creating an exhilarating and dynamic sonic landscape.
Jack Anthony talks about the inspiration behind Call My Name: “Call My Name is about reflecting on an old relationship where you had known the person for years prior, before having a crack at a romantic relationship. We both knew we weren’t meant for each other and were filled with conflicting feelings of wanting to stay and leave. This song has a feeling of being happy/sad and bittersweet, whilst also being anthemic. A song that you can scream in the car and cry alone to, but also dance and the song would still be fun depending on what mood you’re in.”
Accompanying the release is the nostalgic music video directed and edited by Danielo Barcelli and Sarah Leiker of Luxxe Media.
Shot in Eora/Sydney at both Carriageworks in Everleigh and Shepard St Car Park in Darlington, the video opens with a close-up shot of a cassette tape being inserted into a player, setting a cinematic tone before revealing a wide shot of Jack Anthony navigating a dimly lit city with headphones. Subtle lyrics scroll below eye level as he performs, while the video seamlessly transitions between solo and group dance shots. The bridge reaches an energetic crescendo in an underground carpark before concluding with a poignant mid-body shot that returns to the cassette tape being taken out.
With thanks to Good Intent