The brainchild of producer Matt Friedman and Australian vocalist/writer Scott Mellis, The Brinks is continuing to carve a distinct territory in the world of alt-electronic pop. Working together in Los Angeles, Ones To Watch is premiering their new music video for recent single “Comatose,” showcasing an electrifying live performance.
Pulsing beats accented by sweeping stage lights in hues of chill blue and sea-green play against the walls of “The Bunker,” which looks to be a tunnel-shaped space, illuminating the band members. The “Comatose” video seems to visually place The Brinks in an otherworldly underwater soundscape where their bold electronic production echoes in the reverb, dancing around their silhouettes. As they shared,
“When we play live, we perform with a full band and we really wanted a chance to show this different side of what we do. So we rented a bunch of lights, set the band up inside of a bunker in LA, and pushed record.”
Musically inclined across multiple genres, both Friedman and Mellis come from diverse musical backgrounds, fusing their varying stylistic skills into their new artistic statement as The Brinks. A New York native, Friedman’s past experiences mostly centered around studio work for the past ten years, making beats and performing on albums for some of the greatest in modern rap and hip hop, like LL Cool J and Kid Cudi. Collaborating with Mellis and incorporating his strengths in singing and songwriting helped tie The Brinks project together and take things in a new direction for the pair. Making music authentic to who they are as artists at this point in their lives shines through in the quality of the music they have been crafting since.
The “Comatose” single itself is approaching 500,000 streams on Spotify as of the music video’s premiere, likely receiving a boost from its notable placement on the platform’s New Music Friday playlist. “Honey” was released just prior, a provocatively enticing track marking The Brinks’ resurgence to the alt-electronic scene this year.
“Comatose” serves as the opening track, followed right after by “Honey,” on The Brinks’ latest EP2, a six-song collection that dropped Dec. 1. This is the follow-up to the duo’s debut EP Temporary Love from 2015, boasting a title track featured in heavy rotation on Pharrell’s OTHERtone Beats 1 Radio show.
With such widespread support behind the emerging project, keep The Brinks on your radar as they continue to grow and build upon their uniquely addictive brand of music.
Enjoy your exclusive first watch of The Brinks live video for “Comatose” below: