Video premiere: Alex Watts unleashes a synth-fuelled dance party with ‘Overnormal’

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Video premiere: Alex Watts unleashes a synth-fuelled dance party with ‘Overnormal’

Alex Watts is back with his first new music in four years and it is infectiously fun.

Earlier this month, Melbourne indie-pop artist Alex Watts revealed his first new music since 2017’s ‘Reunited’. A bouncy, danceable number, ‘Overnormal’ is the anthesis to the mind-numbing lockdown during which it was created.

Co-produced by Moses Carr over Zoom calls during Melbourne’s second strict ‘Stay At Home’ order in 2020, the single is a euphoric ode to the dancefloors Melburnians missed so dearly in lockdown.

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After this, I’m going normal/After this, I’m going straight,” croons Watts against a symphony of squelchy synths before unleashing his falsetto as a pulsing drumbeat kicks in.

Marrying vibrant, electronic beats with an appearance from Liam McGorry (Ex-Olympian/Saskwatch/Dorsal Fins) on the trumpet and Watts’ buttery vocals, ‘Overnormal’ is just a big bag of fun.

“The track was made during lockdown and has a house beat specifically because I wanted to make something fun and bouncy when the world felt so serious,” says Watts.

The film clip for ‘Overnormal’ sees Watts making his return to the dancefloor and, although what he finds isn’t quite what he had expected, the vibes are still immaculate.

“I thought it would be funny to make the film clip a ‘night out’ type of a vibe, but when I arrive at the club it’s empty, like no one has told me there’s a pandemic on. But also it’s an excuse to show off my fancy footwork, delivered in a typically OTT manner. Any excuse is a good one,” he says.

Watch the film clip for ‘Overnormal’ below. 

‘Overnormal’ is out now via Astound Records. Keep up with the latest from Alex Watts via Spotify and his website