Featuring hazy sunshine, a gorgeous sunset over the farm, jangling electric guitars and a warm, rhythmic bass, the new video from Good Looks transports you out of your wintry hibernation to the summertime. Directed and edited by Vanessa Pla with cinematography and colour by Caleb Kuntz, the video was filmed in August on a ranch near Nacogdoches, Texas, which provides a beautiful backdrop to the band’s excellent performances. ‘Almost Automatic’ builds steadily as the sun goes down, creating a rising sense of urgency until the wonderful climactic guitar solo in the chicken house lit up by the headlights of vehicles.
It’s a summer break-up song that starts with the hope of a young relationship but soon unravels as Tyler Jordan sings: “Why, why am I waiting on you babe? // It’s almost automatic // Why, why am I waiting on you babe? // It’s sort of semi-tragic // Out at some party on a Saturday night // Watch you shimmer, watch you shuffle in magnificent light.” Jordan explains that the song is about, “…two intelligent, decent human beings who haven’t put it all together just yet. Oblivious trauma bond li’l cuties, caught up in playing out their pasts in the present moment. Wanting to be wanted, wanting someone that’s committed to someone else, wanting someone that you can’t have.” There’s empathy, sensitivity and vulnerability in ‘Almost Automatic’ and other songs from Good Looks, songs about navigating your way through young relationships and finding your place.
The Austin-based Good Looks are set to release their debut album, ‘Bummer Year’, on 8th April 2022. On the strength of this up-tempo yet vulnerable song, the Tyler Jordan-led project will be one to watch this year. Check it out.
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