If you're one of the readers who has been following Speakers in Code since its inception, you have a strong sense of the wholehearted love and adoration I have for the handclap. So, when I got an e-mail about The Phenomenal Handclap Band's new video, you are probably not surprised that I instantly fell in love with the band's name. Handclaps are pretty phenomenal, yes, that's true. But, perhaps even more awesome is this song, "Baby."
It's some groovy, blue-eyed soul, y'all.
Here's what band member, Sean Marquand, said about filming the video:
"We went upstate to our friend Paddy's house, which was incredible, but the surreal serial killer aspect colored everyone's mood. Even when we weren't filming, there seemed to be someone sneaking up on us in the forest. The video reflects some of the highs and lows of our weekend. There's kinship and celebration there but there's also an underlying paranoia attached to being at such a remote location."