A Look At Indie Pop Rockers Arlie & Their Technicolor Music Video For Their Latest Single ‘crashing down’

Beloved Nashville indie band Arlie’s latest single, “crashing down,” has the sticky upbeat instrumentals and panicked vocals that currently feels just about right.

Released this past December, the ever-popular pop rockers also released an accompanying music video, which was directed by Gabe Drechslert, that brilliantly matches the manic feel of the song.

Arlie began in lead singer Nathaniel Banks’ Nashville bedroom in 2015 as he worked towards his music hopes and dreams. Banks was soon joined by Ryan Savage, Carson Lystad and Adam Lochemes to form the group that is now making major waves in the booming indie-pop scene. 

The band released their debut EP, Wait, in 2018 which was met with outstanding reviews from Ones to Watch and Flaunt, as well as recognition from other prominent indie pop groups. This came in the form of the chance to tour with Mt. Joy, COIN and Rostam to name a few. 

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Following their 2018 releases, Arlie went on somewhat of a hiatus, not releasing any music until 2021. The comeback was made with the single, “karma”, in 2021, which was accompanied by a music video, starting the charge of the rest of their 2021 singles and matching music videos. 

About the new single, Banks’ says, “crashing down” is about this feeling of everything I’ve built my sense of security upon might suddenly crumble, and how that can really make you re-evaluate your priorities. The more I internalize the fact that everything I take for granted is temporary (including life itself), the more I consider radically shifting my life choices. It’s about how a dream scared me enough to snap me out of taking a lot of things for granted, and enough to make me realize how much I care about being in the physical presence of the people I love most.” 

The bright and buoyant video shows the band jamming out in not only different places, but different mediums that brings about a sense of change and adaptation. Sometimes they are outside under the trees captured in classic grainy film, and other times they are under colorful LED lights in a seemingly white draped room. My personal favorite however, is the bands’ silhouettes in what seems to be thermal imaging with various vibrant colors.

The unique Technicolor filming creates a whole new world for the song, and serves as a reminder to find your loved ones before it all goes crashing down.

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