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Austin-based dream-rock band Moving Panoramas have shared “Baby Blues,” the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album In Two, out Feb. 22, 2019, via Modern Outsider.
The track is a breezy, summery jam, made all the more light and airy by its carefree video. Directed by singer Leslie Sisson, the video finds the band prank-warring by sea and by land. The group seem enamored by the concept of “two”—it’s in the name of their album, which is their second, with a release date of 2/22—and “Baby Blues” seems to present the motif as a symbol of both progress and stasis.
Moving Panoramas have had some lineup changes, and while Sisson’s dreamy vocals and the propellant jams of their previous work are still the focus, the subject matter seems to be oriented toward how certain things change, and how certain things stay the same. “Here we are / another year / same time, same spot,” Sisson sings. Although the band’s star may be rising and their membership may be changing, it seems that Sisson feels they are in some ways treading water. It’s an interpretation that casts the video, and the name of the song, in a different light, one a little more wintry and melancholy than the summer fun would imply.
Watch the video for “Baby Blues” below, and find the band’s 2016 Daytrotter Session further down.