Hot on the heels of the release of their acoustic EP Into Deep Blue last week, Melbourne pop-punk ensemble Terra have doubled down on their serving of stripped-backed content, sharing the official visuals for ‘Song For Maddie’.
Throughout their relatively short but disproportionately exciting foray in to the Australian scene – which has included the 2017 extended play Wasted Days and plenty of stage time – Terra have proven their mettle as a ‘plugged-in’ band, but sans the smoke and mirrors, the distortion and the electricity. ‘Unplugged’, is when the band’s musicianship gets to shine through like we haven’t seen before.
Powered by the enchanting vocals of Cassie Sutton, and fuelled by raw, tactile emotion, ‘Song For Maddie’ and indeed the encompassing video exhume the kind of wholesome, pure energy that the soul craves in truckloads. Like pumping up the tires or putting new batteries in the TV remote, ‘Song For Maddie’ is that…but for us.
Produced, directed by Ariel Johnson of Reside, the clip was created at Inventions Studio in Footscray with the help of guitarist Sean Morris. ‘Song For Maddie’ was introduced to the world alongside previously heard Terra jams ‘Breaking’ and ‘Confidence’, both of which also received the timber and steel treatment as part of Into The Blue.
On the live side of things, prior to these recent months of Unpleasantness, Terra seemed damn near unstoppable, earning some stripes on the board in the form of stage time with native favourites including Ocean Grove, Yours Truly, The Beautiful Monument, Slowly Slowly and many more.
As the nation now begins to thaw and things are starting to be planned, you can bet Terra are waiting in a state of cat-like readiness to get the show on the road, bringing their new acoustic wares along for the ride.
And to be honest, Team Blunt will be all over that shit when it happens.
Watch Terra’s unplugged rendition of ‘Song For Maddie’ below.