Porches a.k.a. Brooklyn-based Aaron Maine has shared the video for ‘Country’. The song features backing vocals by Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange and Bryndon Cook of Starchild and the New Romantic fame. The track is the lead single from Maine’s follow-up to his 2016 album Pool, that’s due out early 2018.
The vid was co-directed by Maine and Nick Harwood (producer on Blood Orange’s ‘Augustine’ and ‘Sandra’s Smile’) and shot in and around Maine’s childhood stomping grounds in upstate New York.
Here’s a note that Maine wrote about it all:
i am happy to share this new song with you
it’s the last song i wrote for my new album
in the context of the record it acts as a departure as well as an arrival
here is a poem i wrote about what the song means”
Like flopping onto bed after first kiss high school
I left her apartment and made sure to keep the sleep on me all the way home
Rolled down the window across the bridge
And filled up my lungs
She told me about this saying about breaking the water to get somewhere
and i imagined what it would be like to swim together
I felt soft and dumb like a country song
Incidentally it’s our favourite track form the forthcoming Porches album, so give it your full attention: