Couch Prints‘s debut EP, Tell U, is out October 30 on House Arrest.
With two amazing singles already in their bag, “Tell U” and “Of Drawing“, Couch Prints are one of our favourite up and coming bands out there. Consisting of Jayanna Roberts (vocals), Brandon Tong (keys), and Jacob Truax (guitar), the NYC-based synth-pop trio has just announced the release of their debut EP and shared the video for “Tell U”, their 2019 ethereal breakthrough single.
“I wrote the first iteration of this track while living in Denver,” explained Tong. “I was working this job I hated and had this feeling that life was speeding by. I ended up moving to New York a few months later, and shortly after Jake came out from Paris to record some of the music we’d been collaborating on the past year. While he was [In Paris] he had worked on music with Jayanna, so he called her to come sing on the tracks. We showed her the tracks and immediately she was humming along and had this incredible tone and way of singing, so we started recording for “Tell U” and finished it that night. With so many moving pieces coming together so serendipitously, the final song came to celebrate this feeling of transience and movement and leaving the past behind.”
He then added:
“When we gave the song to Mayachka for the music video, she took that wistful feeling and our experiences, and created a story about a supposed three-way love triangle between us – with all the romance and nostalgia of a 2000’s soap opera. It perfectly captured the melancholy and strangeness of our first year coming together.”
Shot with a Betamax camcorder, the vintage video looks more like a Telenovela than Truffaut‘s Jules et Jim as their depiction of love, jealousy, and heartbreak is funnily over-dramatic (the intro credits are pure comedy). The visuals were shot in the Lent-Riker-Smith homestead, the oldest private dwelling in New York City. Watch and pre-order the EP below.