The energetic, guitar pop on Batwings Catwings’ Woah EP was about nostalgia without depending on nostalgia musically, which is tougher than it sounds. They’ve now released a video for their excellent song “September” which has a very back-to-school vibe. It opens with a young girl waking up and going through the routine of getting ready, with lingering shots of friendship bracelets and cigar-box pencil cases. And, of course, the most important part: playing with your cat before you take off. Nothing much happens, and it’s over pretty quick — but that’s kind of how September is when you’re going back to school and that’s a major reason why the video is so heartwarming. In the words of BWCW drummer Clay Johnson:
It’s loosely about the first day of school and actually not going ’we should never move faster than nature’ but hanging with a cat named Diego instead. The meaning is up to the eye of the beholder though of course.
Notice the name on the friendship bracelet…
Woah is out now on Higher Life.