Watch Boxed In’s Trippy New Video For Single “Jist”
June 30, 2016 BY Nettwerk
“Melt finds Boxed In surging forward, imbued with a rare confidence and a real sense of daring…‘Jist’ is a sign of where his head is at.” – Clash “Track Of The Day”
“‘Jist’ is a punchy electronic track featuring looping vocals, a swelling undercurrent of rumbling synths, and a shiny keyboard melody.” — Stereogum
Fresh off a busy couple of days at Glastonbury, Boxed In shares the official video for current single “Jist,” the first to be taken from their recently announced sophomore album Melt, out on September 23rd.
“Jist” marks the highly anticipated return of Boxed In, the brainchild of Oli Bayston –singer, songwriter, producer and frontman. Produced by Dan Carey and Oli himself, “Jist” is a head-turning, expertly-produced cut of electronic pop, which keeps one foot firmly in Oli’s background – intricate piano lines, taut rhythms – but also digs deeper into the dance music influences tightly compacted within Boxed In.
The accompanying video has been directed by Wayne McCauslin and is a trippy kaleidoscopic tribute, which perfectly compliments the track. Wayne says, “The music video for ‘Jist’ came about initially when incorporating Oli’s liking for surrealist artists that we both admire. I drew a lot of inspiration from the likes of F.Bacon, Escher and Hitchcock whilst trying to keep things funky. Oli’s composition offered me a lot of visual ground for adding elements and glitches here and there, so the creative process felt very natural and it was fun to play with.“
Of the video, Oli says, “Wayne has done an incredible job with the video. He’s managed to adopt my lyrical themes of paranoia and claustrophobia and actually make them fun! Quite an achievement. He’s also created a world I’d love to visit some time.”