Harry Nathan – ‘Frontin Me’
Just recently we were treated to the lo-fi psychedelic sounds of ‘Sweet Release’ by Australian artist Harry Nathan. That single also came with word of his upcoming sophomore ep and this week he is giving us the next taste of that ep with this chilled late-night groove, ‘Frontin Me’.
Fans of Classixx, Goldroom and Hayden James are going to easily vibe with the sounds of Harry Nathan as he delivers another fine example of his smooth lo-fi house / disco inspired music that washes over you in a warm nostalgic flow; imagine the bright neon lights passing you buy as you cruise through the streets of Los Angeles on a warm summer’s night…
“The song was recorded into a 1984 SONY M-10 microcassette recorder. I wasn’t really sure what I was singing, I was just jamming and mumbling, stream of consciousness kind of thing. When entering this kind of trance, my lyrics tend to reflect unsurfaced emotions, and it wasn’t until after I had finished recording that I realised the song was about people that are fake, putting up a façade trying to impress all the time.” – Harry Nathan
To help bring this track to life Harry teamed up with a few of his good mates to shoot a quirky visual accompaniment. As Harry explains below, he did have a general idea going into this shoot but like all great things it took on a life of its own and went in a completely different direction…
“We made the video with our mates, actors Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee and Christian Valderrama at my place in L.A. The original idea was for me to perform the song live, though it quickly evolved on the fly to me being on an ambiguous red carpet, being interviewed by Tammy. I entered a trance that took me back to my fourth-grade sleepover.” – Harry Nathan
‘Frontin Me’ is available everywhere now via French tastemaker label, Kitsuné.
Stream & Watch:
Written, Produced & Performed by Harry Nathan
Mixed & Produced by Harry Nathan & Preston J. Walker
Mastering by Kevin Grainger
Press Photos by Tal Hymans
Music Video created by Harry Nathan, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee & Christian Valderrama