Join Billy Davis’ family with his video for ‘Goldfish’ ft. Denzel Curry
After being introduced to Melbourne producer Billy Davis and his 11-member band the Good Lords in 2017, we’ve gotten behind-the-scenes access to the family with his endearing video for ‘Goldfish’ ft US rapper, Denzel Curry. It’s the first video from his debut album, A Family Portrait.
Shot in silky-smooth 50fps, the video chronicles the creation of ‘Goldfish’, from the humble beginnings of Billy Davis writing the song in his pyjamas, to jamming the track to his friends, and finally playing it live. Predominantly shot from the same mid-angle shot, Davis‘ living room is framed with the titular goldfish observing everything alongside the viewer, as members of the Good Lords pop in and out, playing various instruments , dancing, or causing mischief. The fly-on-the-wall style of filming gives the video a wholesome, personal vibe, as though we’ve been invited along to witness the creation of ‘Goldfish’ ourselves.
What’s also special about the video is how it’s just plain old fun. Alongside the boppy track, you can’t help but get a smile on your dial as you see the crew hang out and eat pizza, make magic together in a tiny living room, or stage-dive for a hyped up crowd. It slots perfectly into the themes of family and community on A Family Portrait – beyond that, it’s a simple idea executed flawlessly.
With the world properly introduced to Billy Davis and his family of the Good Lords, we expect to see bigger and better things from the crew in 2018. In the meantime, he’s hitting up Victoria and NSW for a couple of tour dates, which you can check out below.
3/2 – Laneway Festival // Footscray Community Arts Centre (Melbourne)
10/2 – Waterfront Festival // Frankston Foreshore (Melbourne)
24/2 – Secret Garden Festival // Brownlow Hill (NSW)
25/2 – Sydney Headline Show // The Landsdowne (Sydney)
7/4 – By The Meadow // Bambra Bowl (VIC)
IMAGE BY GEORGINA HAYNES
WORDS BY MAX LEWIS