Tag: The Joy of Violent Movement: Video Review: Call It a Day

New Video: The Cinematic Visuals for The Deltahorse’s “Call It a Day”

Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site for some time, you’re most likely familiar with The Deltahorse in some fashion or another — and you’d know that earlier this month I wrote about “Happy Heart (Can Go For Miles),” the first single off the act’s long-anticipated and soon-to-be released, full-length debut Transatlantic. “Happy Heart” consisted of Colley’s swaggering and sultry electric baritone saxophone passages, stuttering drumming and drum programming, Sash’s propulsive bass lines with Vadim’s plaintive vocals signing lyrics about how a happy heart can endure almost everything; however, just under the surface was an underlying bitter irony. The album’s second and latest single “Call It A Day” is a cinematic and forceful single consisting of slashing, staccato piano chords, boom bap drum programming, Colley’s swaggering and strutting electric baritone sax skronking, subtly ominous and swirling guitar and bass chords, propulsive percussion and Zeberg’s coolly ironic vocals singing lyrics that hint at the desire to continually move forward and physical desire while beginning to cement their reputation for crafting material with deep, danceable grooves paired with a literate, cinematic sound.

The recently released music video employs a rather simple concept — the band’s Vadim Zeberg in close up singing the song with the Atlantic Ocean behind him. Throughout Zeberg is revealed to have a rather expressive face, at one point after briefly looking at his shoulder at something, he begins to smile mischievously, at other points bobbing his head while singing, and at other points looking at things with an ironically, raised eyebrow.