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Watch: Decibels – “Ruza”

23 Mar


Following a 2012 which saw Decibels hear themselves played on Radio 1 and 6 Music, as well as featuring on a Warp records compilation, they have returned to take on 2013 with a savvy piece of understated electro-indie-pop. Scheduled for release on 15 April via Nein Records, “Ruza” has a soft but compelling side to it, all precision beats and synths and mellow vocals.

Accompanying the track is a video which the band says “is based on the tale of an old man trying to relive his youth. When times were simple and love was easy. Even though age is upon him now, he can still live a young life and remember times past”. We like to think that not only is he reliving his youth, but he is reminiscing about love lost, visiting old haunts from a time of courting many years before. Certainly that introspective melancholic feeling complements the sound perfectly.

As the elder statesman featured also looks a bit like he could be from anytown, anywhere we have decided he must be from somewhere around central or eastern Europe. Somewhere like Bosnia or Serbia. Why would we shoehorn such a clumsy narrative point into our interpretation of the video? Because then “Ruza” could be for its South Slavic origins obviously, simply meaning the female name of Rose. So, old Serbian dude visits old haunts whilst wistfully dreaming of his past life and love with Rose.

Simple when you smash everything into shape to fit your own perspective.

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