Watch the video for the new Boy & Bear song "Hold Your Nerve"

Publish Date
Friday, 5 July 2019, 11:29AM

Following on from the release of new music last month, Boy & Bear today have shared the official video for their upbeat and optimistic new single "Hold Your Nerve".

The video celebrates the return of the Sydney band with an intimate and energetic performance video, shot by director Onil Kotian (Angus & Julia ‘Snow’ and ‘Cellar Door’) who the band worked with for the first time.

Shot in black and white, the video is intercut between scenes of a constantly revolving camera around the band’s performance and a series of open-ended abstract visuals that add texture. The coloured visuals are lifted from the artwork of the band’s forthcoming album which was designed by Leif Podhajsky who is behind the album artwork for artists Tame Impala, London Grammar and Foals to name but a few and the creative director for Vivid Live Festival.

Director Onil Kotian says, “When I first heard "Hold Your Nerve", what resonated for me very early on was to be minimal & abstract in the concept - that didn't detract from this energetic rhythmic drive that the song presented. Focusing on generating movement in the video that mirrored the dynamic of the song became the focal point of the execution.”

Killian Gavin from Boy & Bear says of the video, “Making this clip was a real treat. We'd obviously been away from this world for a few years and were keen to rethink how we've gone about clips in the past. We've often layered stories over performances as we felt like it helped make clips more intriguing. But this was different. We wanted to find a way to captivate an audience with just a performance-based clip. It was a challenge we sort of came up with on the spot while shooting Day 1.”