Humans, the Canadian indie electronic-pop duo from Vancouver, released an interesting video to their great synthetic track ‘Follow’ earlier this year. The song itself comes from Noontide (The Remixes), a promising album released last month, crafted by synthesizers Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq.
They’ve been around since 2009 and I’ve never actually gotten into them, but this track is a great introduction to Humans: colour me intrigued. I’m definitely going to check out the rest of their stuff and I suggest that any synth-pop fan does the same.
Everything from the steady synthetic riff harmonized with barely coherent techno vocals, to the futuristic blue wash and grain to the video make this an intriguing piece. There’s a plot established here, namely that a few sketchy individuals seem to exchanging and transporting a large duffel bag with what’s probably a body in it.
The plot thickens as the car becomes too hot to actually drive in as one of the men takes the bag to a countryside road – the source of the heat coming directly from the trunk where the bag is. While the CGI of the emerging burning man is a little lacklustre, it can be forgiven since it’s an indie production. Overall, it’s a short and sweet video, but the music is much better.