Tame Impala offshoot, POND have shared some new visuals for "Fire In The Water," a bonus track from the band's upcoming digital-reissue of their 2017 album, The Weather, out today. The clip was expertly directed, filmed and edited by acclaimed visual artist Kristofski and is centered around the band's frontman, Nicholas Allbrook, dancing joyously through the streets of Tokyo.
Kristofski states: "Jay [Watson] hit me up on Instagram and said "Hey Kristio, do you wanna come meet us in Tokyo in 2 days and shoot a clip?" and then I was in Tokyo and by far it was the rudest trip of my life. We got lost a lot and kinda just followed Nick around because he kept wanting to find this rainbow bridge which I don't think ever existed. Sometimes we would just stop and film where ever we were. The original idea was Nick turning into a jellyfish, floating over the buildings looking down on all these people eating ramen and sushi but that idea didn't really fly. That was Nick's idea btw. I like how we have those koi fish in the clip because they are like fire in the water. It was also Joe's birthday which was nice."
Produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, The Weather captures POND at their finest. Fresh psych-rock soundscapes envelope tales that manage to be sober, surreal, intimate, and out of this world all at the same time. At once both obsessed with today's tumultuous global attitudes ("30000 Megatons") and as detached from them as humanly possible ("Paint Me Silver"), The Weather provides ideal terrain for both engagement and escapism.