Virginia post punk/dream pop/alt band True Body have premiered the video for their new single “Jade Green“.
The song 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. Grab it here.
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.”
The video was directed and shot by Travis Waddell and features captured moments from True Body’s first tour of the west coast. Watch now.
True Body Upcoming Live Dates
Nov. 2 – New York, NY – St. Vitus
Nov. 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Cousin Danny’s
Nov. 4 – Baltimore, MD – Joe Squared
Nov. 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
Nov. 6 – Jacksonville, FL – The Walrus
Nov. 7 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Nov. 9 – Dallas, TX – TBA
No. 10 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – TBA
Nov. 13 – Hattiesburg, MS – McGriddle
Nov. 14 – Birmingham, AL – TBA
Nov. 15 – Atlanta, GA – Innerspace Underground Atl
No. 16 – Richmond, VA – TBA