Back in April, New Zealand power-poppers the Beths announced their sophomore album Jump Rope Gazers. So far, we’ve heard two songs from it — “Dying To Believe” and “I’m Not Getting Excited.” (The latter ranked amongst our favorite songs that week.) And today, they’re back with another new one.
The latest preview of Jump Rope Gazers is called “Out Of Sight.” “The band playing on ‘Out Of Sight’ is more fragile than we usually allow ourselves to be,” vocalist Elizabeth Stokes said in a statement. “We are trying to listen more deeply and be more open-ended, it was confronting to do and sometimes even frustrating.”
Stokes isn’t wrong — there’s a gentle, cascading quality to “Out Of Sight” even as it rushes forward. The song also comes with a video directed by Ezra Simons. Using Super 8 film, Simons says “the goal was to create a nostalgic and timeless road trip video where the band goes off in search of native birds, but instead finds each other.” The finished product stitches footage of the Beths birdwatching with archival material featuring birds native to New Zealand. Check it out below.
Jump Rope Gazers is out 7/10 via Carpark Records. Pre-order it here.