A hazy, electro-pop tune about the duality of action and perspective, Portland duo Reptaliens have shared their latest single ‘Taking’. Lifted from the band’s upcoming EP Wrestling, which is set for release on 6th November via Captured Tracks, the track is accompanied by a lyric video that shows the unsettling deep red colour of Oregon’s skyline, caused by wildfires earlier this year.
‘Taking’ marks a turning point in Reptaliens’ sound. The duo, formed of Bambi and Cole Browning, have taken on full production, mixing, and engineering duties for this track and their new EP, which allowed them the time and space to explore the more tentative, minimal side of their song writing.
“Taking” is about perception and existence,” the pair explain. “It’s a song that carries the listener through the balance between action and perspective inherent throughout the human experience. Deviating from our traditional ‘reptaliens sound’ we chose to create a collection of darker songs with which to play on this reoccurring theme. The video was shot while crossing the California/Oregon border a month ahead of the single release. The chaos that wildfires have brought to the west coast seemed to encompass the visual juxtaposition between the darkness and light that nature brings.”
Photo Credit: Dan Hanson