Young and incredibly talented, Hartlepool-based PLAZA premiere the video for their latest single “Origami" here at EARMILK. The track, which is brooding and dark, features luscious reverb-soaked guitars and driving, passionate percussion. “Origami” is characterized by a sense of disenchantment and emotional apathy, clearly evident in the line “take me away from it all” repeated throughout the song. The video shows a man folding an origami swan in a white room, all but echoing the sentiments of detachment found in the lyrics. In a way, the video is tranquil and provides a perfect backdrop for the song’s poetic nature.
Of the song, the band says:
“Origami is a song that we wrote whilst recording our first demos with our good friend Christopher Milnes. We recorded it in his flat in Leeds, all around his place were small pieces of origami he’d made. I remember thinking to myself how peaceful doing origami must be, kind of an emotional detachment from everything, which, lyrically has a large impact on the song. It was pieced together with the whole vibe we were going through at that moment.”
PLAZA burst onto the indie scene last year with 3 singles, and have an EP scheduled for release this April.