Sydney artist MOSSY has followed up last year’s debut self-titled EP with the new single ‘Dumb Terror’. The single was released on February 13 and is accompanied by a video directed by Matt Sav, who has previously worked with Tame Impala.
MOSSY is the musical project of Jamie Timony, who has featured alongside William Defoe and Geoffrey Rush on screen. Last year, MOSSY joined the ever-growing roster of Melbourne record label I OH YOU and released his debut single ‘Electric Chair’.
‘Dumb Terror’ was premiered by Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1. The track is a dreamy, psychedelic four-minute journey, consisting of trippy, blaring synths and a catchy drum beat, which act as the perfect foil for the emphatic vocals of MOSSY.
Inspired by the political landscape that has threatened to unravel recently, MOSSY explains the process of the new single:
“I began writing ‘Dumb Terror’ on a flight to America. I was mucking around, recording the hum of the plane’s air conditioning through my laptop and then pitch-shifting it to make these strange sounding choral chords.
During this visit to New York I also recorded a conversation at a Black Lives Matter rally in Union Square between a police officer and a civilian, and ended up including it in the song as it seemed to fit in thematically.
For me, ‘Dumb Terror’ is about the never-ending conveyer belt of backwards politicians and our tendency to turn against each other instead of those with whom the power actually lies.”
Watch the official video: