VIDEO PREMIERE: Elroy Sets the Mood with Sultry, Guitar-driven Indie Pop on “Excite Me Much”

After years of touring and collaborating as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist in various groups (Wild Nothing, Connan Mockasin), as well as with his family (extensive worldwide touring with his brother, Liam Finn and as part of Crowded House with his father, Neil Finn), Elroy Finn (going simply by Elroy) will release his debut self-titled album on August 13th via Grand Phony.

A talented multi-instrumentalist – “I was obviously surrounded by instruments a lot growing up thanks to my Dad, so I was very fortunate in that way,” he says – Elroy was written, produced, recorded, and mixed by Elroy himself.

A brief self-release of the record in his native New Zealand earned attention right away for the hazy, coaxing sound that Elroy says he hopes will “evoke the weightless feeling you get just before you fall asleep.” It does.

Today Glide is offering up a premiere of the music video for Elroy’s single “Excite Me Much.” Laying down a sultry and dreamy guitar solo right out of the gate, the song is a quiet and meditative morsel of indie pop. Elroy is accompanied by minimal instrumentation beyond a drum machine and orchestra synths, and the smoke and layers add to the overall moodiness of this darkly infectious tune. 

Elroy describes the process behind the song:

“The video was filmed one night at my friend Jon Baxter’s studio. He has an amazing mind and is often doing exciting projects. He was kind enough to let me commandeer some lasers he had, some smoke, his cameras and his eye. Bang, there’s the video. I used my primitive editing skills to put it together in the following weeks.”


Photo credit: Jimmy Metherell

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