sir Was gets intimate with new video for ‘Revoke’

Gothenburg artist sir Was, the musical alias of Joel Wästberg has dropped a gripping video for his single ‘Revoke’ in anticipation for his new album, Digging A Tunnel, set to drop March 10.

The track is a blend of electronica and soul music, featuring fast paced instrumentation that drives the track while the high pitched vocals try to match it. The entire song has a wide range of different instruments that appear, each providing their own interesting sound and leaving the listener engaged with all the different layers of detail. The vocals sound very Beatles-esque in the tone and cadence, with sir Was showing off quite a bit of range and dynamics in his vocal performance.

The visuals, directed by regular collaborator Fredrik Egerstrand, depict sir Was in various roles working in a pub. From the dishy, to the bartender, to even on the grainy TV, it feels like you’re looking through the window at a regular night at the local pub. But, there’s a lot more to it; the theme is about creating art no matter what. Egerstrand had this to say about the video:

“We met in the forest one shady night, while recording a video for Junip. Joel wanted to do a video at this very spot, the Pub Aberdeen. It’s a place we both pass daily. There is a common feeling in all the videos we try to accomplish. They all growth from where sir Was music origins. From a working class point of view. There is no stylish things going on, but hopefully there is human touch in every video.”

With just a few days left on the countdown until sir Was‘ debut album, we are well and truly hooked after this. It’s been a long time coming, and this video is a beautiful way to ready us all for what’s to come. We look forward to Sir Was putting out his album on March 10th.

Words by Aiden Benavides

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