Virginia post punk/dream pop/alt band True Body have premiered the video for their new single “Jade Green“.
The new single comes ahead of the release of the band’s first recorded material in their current form, set for this fall, though details have yet to be revealed.
“Jade Green” offers another taste of the group’s goth pop talents, but where “Signal” was driving and nervy, the band’s latest is a prismatic expanse of melody. Dreamy synths intertwine with earworm guitar lines and propulsive drumming, resulting in an effort rich with goth drama and pop songcraft.
Above the reverb-soaked instrumental, lead singer Ivy provides a powerful centerpoint to the track, with resonant vocals recalling the best of goth icons past and present. Meanwhile, the lyrics trace an unhealthy relationship in evocative language, bringing forth the irresistible call and ultimate pain of returning to a manipulator一“Its hard/To breathe/Under jade green eyes/I guess its hard/To leave/Under jade green eyes.”
The band says of the song, “This track is about feeling torn and ultimately returning to a romantic manipulator for one last taste of saccharine deception.”
Stream it below.