Panama ‘Stay Forever’ (Official Video)
Future Classic artist Panama has been kept busy in the past months, but despite it all, they are not ones to rest on their laurels. Having been booked to do a slew of shows in America, the band has been kept busy working on the new album and perfecting their live set.
In the spare time between their packed schedule, they have released a new video to accompany their latest single ‘Stay Forever’. The latest single ‘Stay Forever’ continues to impress after the release of track ‘Always‘. While both tracks sit next to each other on the debut EP, they each have distinct characteristics that mark them as gratifying tracks.
With both tracks revolving around a grand piano, ‘Always’ shows its strong suit with an alleviating remedy in its lyrics and tune, while ‘Stay Forever’ has a warmer tune that hits the emotive parts in one swift movement. The electric and nimble synth parts are drenched in choral effects, drawing influences from M83, and the vocals are layered with a fluff of warm distorted overtones, making it an apt soundtrack for all things sea and sand.
The music video has some critically acclaimed supporters, with Daniel Askill of Sia producing the video and swimwear brand Seafolly collaborating, by lending cover girl, Martha Hunt, to front the music video. It features a band of gorgeous girls dressed in a line of tastefully-designed swimsuits that draws on the elegant and chic vibe. Popping off their heavy coat in the drab winter, they jump into the inviting blue, in search for the Australian sea and sun. The underwater scene in this video plasters a tranquillising image to the song, while the scene where they break the surface of the water draws on heavy synth works that captures the out-worldly experience of starting afresh perfectly.
Words by Darren Ng