Since dropping their debut EP Not Like You last August, Sydney trio Bruise Pristine have become one of our favourite Aussie bands. They belt out a brooding blend of sounds that feel simultaneously woozy and hard-hitting.
For over a year now, we’ve been patiently waiting for new music from Bruise Pristine, and now they have delivered their incredible new video for The Way It Is. Just a quick warning: by the time this thing reaches its conclusion, you’ll have probably lost your mind.
On their new video for The Way It Is, Sydney three-piece Bruise Pristine create a surreal world that you’ll have no problem losing yourself within.
Throughout the new video, director Olivia Costa guides us through surreal imagery of suited humanoids, performing choreographed dance routines inside an empty community swimming pool, riding bicycles, and working out. As these characters stare blankly down the lens, you’ll be left completely unsure of how to feel. We’re not quite sure what it all means… but it’s a captivating watch from start to finish.
The song itself is a dizzying slice of crunching alt-rock that sits perfectly alongside the clip’s bizarre visuals. As guitarist/vocalist Kate Olivia, bassist Jasmine Smith, and drummer Michelle Baker stand across from these inanimate figures, the perfect audio/visual accompaniment is created.
Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long to hear (or see) what Bruise Pristine deliver next.
For now, do yourself a favour and watch the new video above.
Written, directed and produced by Olivia Costa.
Cinematography by Zeke Collins.
Costume by Ela Butler.
Mask design and realisation by Indigo Redding.
Production design by Emilia Olrog.
Edit and grade by Genevieve Kaiser.
Movement Coach – Emalyn Knight.
1st Assistant Camera – Rebecca Hawkey.
2nd Assistant Camera – Genevieve Kaiser.
Assistant production designer – Petria Hogarth
Art department assistant – Indigo Redding.
1st AD Jed Simkins.
1st AD – Arundati Thandur.
Production assistant – Nick Payne.