Exclusive Video Premiere: Tobias Hengeveld “Separation Street” (2019)

Melbourne singer-songwriter Tobias Hengeveld today releases Naughts & Ones, his anticipated third solo album. Coinciding with this release, we’re stoked this morning to bring you an exclusive first look at the accompanying visuals for ‘Separation Street’, the third single lifted from the completed album. 

Directed and cut by Mark Murray, and shot by Adrian Harrold at the Caribbean Rollerama last month, the clip features Hengeveld, on a treadmill, amidst and adrift a group of roller skaters. His separation from those skaters hinting towards the subtle melancholy buried amidst the track’s 80’s west coast kitschy cool. According to Hengeveld, the single “is a soulful, shuffling take on how places in your hometown still echo loud with memory and map the big moments in your life. The video was shot in one furious evening at a roller rink buried deep in time and the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.”

The track, which can be taken as a symbolic more widely of a lost relationship (romantic or otherwise), is striking and alluring, and features some lovely guitar work and vocals. The single’s added touches, the horns and the swaggering beat, all bring it together nicely too, adding to the almost nostalgic feel of the track – a feeling emphasised in part by the clip’s setting. 

Check out the video below. 

Hengeveld will be celebrating the launch of Naughts & Ones with two special launch shows, May 19th at The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine and June 9th at the Gaso Bandroom in Melbourne. For more information and tickets head HERE.

Naughts & Ones is released today on Vinyl, CD and Digital. You can purchase the album HERE. You can keep up to date with Hengeveld via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and his Official Site.

Launch Shows

Sunday May 19th |  The Bridge Hotel – Castlemaine, VIC w/ Closet Straights

Sunday June 9th |  The Gaso Bandroom – Melbourne, VIC w/ Loni Rae Thomson & Darvid Thor

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Simon Clark

Simon Clark is the Books Editor at the AU review. A reader of books and admirer of songs, Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his, and his alone. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @simonjclark