Melbourne group Team Love are set to release their debut album in 2020 and ‘Running‘ is the first taste of the new record. The quartet have added a bass guitarist and drummer to their line-up on their most recent recordings and that’s fleshed out their sound and allowed them to draw more country and folk influences into their contemporary Australian Americana sound.
Team Love blend traditional country and folk sounds into dusty roots music, heartbreaking gothic ballads and dazzling four-part harmonies. They explore traditional themes such as love and loss, as well chronic illness, identity and feminism.
The video clip for ‘Running’, starring Simone Schumann, was directed by Melbourne filmmaker, Toneka Costa and shot in the Central Victorian countryside in the Hepburn Shire where Costa, McGrath-Lester (vocal/guitar) and Monique Bricknell (keys/vocal) grew up. It presents the band as a mysterious and ominous quartet, serenading the main character’s wandering journey through the parched, derelict and beautiful Victorian landscape.