WATCH: Pirra – Get On Board
Steeped in a sweeping slow burn of Australiana, Sydney four piece, Pirra’s Get On Board is an outback epic. Premiering today on Laundry Echo, plug in and kick back into the swell of guitar tone and lush vocals that is Get On Board.
I grew up in a town of 4000 people. I still find myself idly romanticising the small-town upbringing and desiring the disconnect that a disconnected community can provide. These feelings kick in their strongest when driving home for a weekend on Mum and Dad’s couch. As you hit the well-worn bends and straights that you learnt to drive on. As you see the fallen trees that you climbed on as a kid and the dam you drained of yabbies a decade ago. It’s familiar and it’s that familiarity that Pirra have somehow captured in their latest single Get On Board.
An epic of rural Australia, Get On Board, meanders, swells and peaks painting a picture of the seas of land outside our cities. Vocalist Jess Beck is warm yet distinct wrapped up in instrumentation that echoes her warmth.
Lyrically a song of travel, Get On Board’s accompanying film clip was shot by a carload of creatives on a road trip. Filmed on location over several weeks in South Australia and the Northern Territory by English Director Laura Smith, and Australian actress Gabrielle Miller. When asked of the meaning behind the song and film clip, Smith states:
"For me, Get On Board is a song about travelling, literally and emotionally, and the interior and exterior worlds that this opens up. It perfectly echoes the journey we captured with Annemarie and Gabrielle."”
Cop the epic film clip above and be sure to follow along with all things Pirra right here.
Also is it just me, or do you get the feeling this song would have been heavily used in the Sydney 2000 Olympics had it been released 20 years ago?