Watch: Dare Dukes – “Meet You at the Bus”

27 Jan

Last week we spoke briefly about the rather lovely Dare Dukes latest release, Thugs and China Dolls. We say briefly because frankly, we should have spent a little more time talking about just how eloquent a lyricist Dukes is. We certainly should have mentioned how his observations on the foibles of suburban life, set to a combination of banjo, horns, pianos and poetic harmonies are just so damn endearing.

Still, at least now we have the chance to revisit one of the tracks from the album, the charming “Meet You at the Bus”, as this week he has released a video to accompany the song. Accompany being the operative word, as Dukes’ beautiful warm narrative is perfectly encapsulated by director Max Benitez’s tale of two teenagers in love, enjoying a day in each other’s company. A day that, naturally, began when they met on the bus.

Describing the video, Dukes explained that “I was trying to capture the great American leaving-on-a-jet-plane narrative the comes up again and again in popular music, and I was trying to run it through the brains of modern-day Romeos and Juliettes looking for escape from all the things that Romeos and Juliettes get fed up with. Max [Benitez’s] video perfectly captures the poetry and innocence of this kind of reckless escape.”

He’s not wrong, our favourite bit is when the Romeo is showing off to the Juliet on his BMX. Take a look for yourself below and if you don’t crack a smile while watching you just might want to double check that your heart isn’t actually made of stone.

Dare Dukes — “Meet You at the Bus” from Dare Dukes on Vimeo.


2 Responses to “Watch: Dare Dukes – “Meet You at the Bus””

  1. Reader Films (@readerfilms) January 27, 2012 at 23:59 #

    It was a fun video to shoot, thanks for the shoutout!

  2. name not supplied February 1, 2012 at 18:27 #

    i met my first crush on a bus 🙂
    i like this song.

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