In case you did not know, The Lebowski is a 3-piece Indie-Rock band from Pretoria, South Africa, consisting of Llewellyn Steyn (vocals, guitar), Dylan Pietersen (drums) and Jaco Naude (bass, vocals).
Their new video is dripping with youth and rebellion, but it has a glaze of melancholy about it that can only come from a more grown up perspective.
It’s as edgy as it is on edge and as clear as the unromantic words come out, they are softened by the doubt of what it was supposed to mean in the first place.
The douchy overtones are quickly explained by possible brain damage or a “head blow” which sounds too much like 2 words related to blowjobs that were strung together to provoke the viewer / listener.
It’s all about contrast and this is amplified by the black and white visuals of a party unfolding overlaid with the witty lyrics scribbled in red. The haunting chorus riff coupled with the absolute truth
of knowing, she really is so easy when she finally comes around is where the song comes together.
Knowing is what really makes it scary. What is even scarier is that Llewelyn could not be a better dancer even if he was classically
trained. There is just something about the song that lends itself to dancing like no-one is watching. It’s a all-round treat to listen to and the video does this song so many favours.
Check out the music video for “Come Around” below
More info about The Lebowski
The band was formed towards the end of 2016 with the release of three demo tracks recorded at Pop Filter Studios in Pretoria.
Since then the band recorded their debut EP, Pretty Bland (July 2017), released the single Daddy’s Girl (march 2018) and will be releasing their second EP in December 2018.
The Lebowski produces an energetic live performance, always fluctuating between melodic upbeat riffs and powerful angsty
choruses. The band has most notably played alongside Shortstraw, The Black Cat Bones and The Plastics.
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