Brisbane pop-punk quartet Waxflower are excited to showcase the brand new music video for their hard-hitting and introspective new single ‘Soak’. Continuing their in-house creative direction, the video was directed by Waxflower guitarist Nick Hargans, alongside Giles Higginson.
“Soak was our most ambitious shoot yet in both premise and scale,” says Waxflower frontman Tristan Higginson. “Though I was both pushed out into a lake on a mattress, as well as tied up and manhandled, the full band shots were the hardest. The heat of the room coupled with the high energy required had my heart rate through the roof — a great way to get me into character as the health panicked hypochondriac I was when the song was penned. The video provides an abstract look into these struggles through bizarre instances of internal conflict.”
Co-director Nick Hargans says the clip was“partly undiscovered ground for us. We really wanted to make something that wasn’t so predominantly band performance focused, something that was able to share some of the story about the song and the lyrical content. I was really excited to have Giles Higginson come onboard and assist direct with me, he brought some really cool ideas to the table as well as working with my rough plans already to help shape something that is really special.”
Mental health has been a consistent theme woven throughout Waxflower’s lyrics, and ‘Soak’ continues this narrative, exploring the anxiety and panic disorder experienced by frontman Tristan Higginson.