Set to play BIGSOUND next week, Peter Bibby has shared the first taste of new music. Titled Medicine, the new single and video showcase Bibby at his best, deviating from the customary and displaying his penchant for reinventing the Australian ballad.
Gearing up to release the follow-up to his debut, Bibby wrote the track whilst suffering an unstoppable lurgy, one in which he says “The doctors could not wrap their heads around. Their only solution was good health. Unhappy about the lack of healing pills they were giving me, I wrote this song in protest. After playing it in pubs for the last 6 or 7 years I thought it was time I gave it a proper release.”
The video was directed by Aaron McCann and filmed in Perth. Not suitable for the squeamish, the accompanying visuals utilise the track’s title and themes. A disturbing yet beguiling watch, the macabre scenes that unfold make it hard to tear your eyes from the screen. Check it out below.
Gallivanting across Australia and overseas, Peter Bibby has spent the last three years touring. Completing a co-headline national tour with Melody Pool late last year and recently supporting mates The Murlocs and The Peep Tempel, the songwriter has performed at the likes of Laneway Festival and SXSW. With a knack for distinctive songwriting, 2017 will see a whole new instalment of Bibby true-blue charm and storytelling.
PETER BIBBY BIGSOUND SHOWCASES:
Tue, Sep 5th | 11:30pm @ Ric’s Big Backyard
Thu, Sep 7th | 11:40pm @ The Foundry