Tubey Frank released the music video for their song, "My, My Mind" a couple weeks ago and we want to talk about it. DISCLAIMER: This is fully my interpretation of the lyrics and video, so I could be way off base, but I'm excited to tell y'all my thoughts. First off, the video is directed by film and photography god, Bob Sweeney, so we're already sold. Sweeney has a signature style that we can't get enough of; muted tones, focused filming that seems to capture moments in slow motion while the world moves around the focal point of the video. I love this style, because it feels true. It feels like an authentic experience, a clear memory. Second, this song is beautiful. Off the upcoming EP, Euphoraphobia, "My, My Mind" perfectly illustrates how my anxious mind works at parties and in social situations. Every thought that I have could snowball into a mountain at any moment. Joshua Kirwin, frontman of Tubey Frank, validated my interpretation of the video and song, but went a little bit deeper with it, " I really had a hard time adjusting to the communication climate of Philly when I moved here, and also had a lot of self work to do...this whole EP is about my little bout with agoraphobia I had here. And then, when I worked out of it, I was so happy to find so many beautiful people here, and so much good that is here." This song is like a whirlwind, and it's interesting. It holds my attention and I want to follow it through, all the way to the end.
In fact, the entire EP is just as intriguing. Feeling like Blur meets the Beatles but with his own Joshua Kirwin style, each song is a totally unique experience but blends perfectly into one long story. We can't wait for you to hear it!!
Check Tubey Frank out next week (8/21) at our Ortlieb's residency with Matt Kelly and Matt DeCaro!