We’ve got your very first look at the video for Mitch King’s latest single ‘Two Ears’
Gold Coast roots artist Mitch King has always possessed that blow-your-mind kind of talent, but in recent times he has really come into his own. His latest track ‘Two Ears’ follows on from recent offering ‘Feel Worthy’, with both demonstrating an emotional and sonic maturity that had us hooked from the first listen.
Recorded with producer Jordan Power (Xavier Rudd, Angus & Julia Stone, Dope Lemon), ‘Two Ears’ shows Mitch King in his most organic form, and we couldn’t resist getting a little behind-the-scenes peek with the man himself about the song and especially about today’s video.
“I began making the effort to listen more attentively to the people I care about, and the idea of having two ears for listening and one mouth to talk really stuck with me,” explains Mitch about the song’s inspiration.
Although it was written “ages ago”, Mitch tells us, ‘Two Ears’ went through quite a few versions of the track before settling on the one he has just released. When asked about his process, Mitch is humble.
“My songwriting generally begins with a guitar riff, whilst simultaneously mumbling some vocal babble until I find something that sticks and map it out from there,” he laughs.
The video for ‘Two Ears’ provides a snapshot of a relationship moment where the singer refuses to listen to his partner ‘Rose’, who grows increasingly more frustrated trying to get his attention. Mitch calls the filming process with sought-after director Nils Nilsson a “pretty relaxed experience.”
“We hired out an Air Bnb cottage for the day and filmed it over the course of around six hours. My job was to look monotone and reactionless throughout the video, so that wasn’t too difficult, hahaha. The star of the show was ‘Rose’.”
There was one pretty exciting moment for Mitch and the rest of the crew during filming, he tells us.
“My friend threw a big pie in my face. He only had one chance to get it right for filming as we only had one pie. This caused me a bit of apprehension!”
Audiences will have to wait until 11 November to see the results of the nerve-wracking pie throw, but in the meantime, you can take a listen to and enjoy ‘Two Ears’ with, well, both ears we guess!
Mitch is currently working on some more material for an EP to be released early next year so watch this space. In the meantime, jump onto mitchkingmusic.com.au for more, and check out ‘the video for ‘Two Ears’ below:
Interview by Amaya Coburn.Story by Natalie O’Driscoll