Vancouver trio Gang Signs have released a new VIDEO for “Fresh,” the track is off their forthcoming release Delivery, out November 8th via File Under: Music. The clip was directed by frontman/multi-artist Peter Ricq.
Gang Signs’ current self-titled release was recorded at Jacknife Sound in Vancouver, BC with producer Jason Corbett (ACTORS, Art d’Ecco), Gang Signs reproduced their sequence heavy tracks with mostly live instrumentation for this outing, bringing the album a warmer feel without sacrificing their trademark moodiness. Band leader Peter Ricq, a musician as well as a director who has worked in film and animation, has stated that this album is his homage to the hyper surreal and energetic films of the 90s, like Go, Rush, True Romance and Fresh. Films where the protagonists find themselves trapped in a time, traversing the underbelly of their city trying to find that thing that will make them feel whole again. Be it a party, a love or whatever their version of a special delivery is. Unfortunately, in most of these situations, the thing they are looking for is usually the thing that ends of destroying them. Its apt that Ricq has spent much of his life as an artist working in a visual medium as the songs on Gang Sign’s Delivery seem to overflow with colours and textures of their own. Songs like “The Way” may start out ominously, slowly building up with processed vocals and synth lines that just bubble up from the surface, until reaching the same sort of kinetic pacing shared by the feature Carlito’s Way. The track “Full Furman” starts off languid but escalates, with the help of the driest arpeggiated keyboard part into something that wouldn’t be out of place anywhere throughout the runtime of Pulp Fiction.
From Gang Signs’ Frontman/Director Peter Ricq:
Music is inspired by the cult movie of the same name. a classic film that most people haven’t even heard about. The video is about something else entirely, how individuals often chose to stay within their comfort zone and the straight line ahead instead of choosing to explore the possibilities and wonders out there. I hope that watching this video, it’ll inspire viewers to try new paths, meet new friends, see what else the world has to offer/give us.
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