Adelaide’ Joe Braithwaite AKA Ripley has recently released his new single, ‘Unicorn’ and we reckon it’s pretty great.
“The song is about not having enough time in the day,” Ripley says. “It’s about escaping from the rat race and becoming that incredible mythical creature you dreamed of.”
The indie-folk track from the former lead singer of Lowrider references mid 90s Radiohead and Seattle grunge with a bit of synth chucked in for good measure.
And the best part is, the video for ‘Unicorn’ is a collection of three, which you need to play on three different devices to enjoy!
Ripley’s intention in this cool gimmick is to unite people through music.
“The clip is very much in the spirit of my song – I wrote it about my view that we need to come together to save the world from ourselves,” he says.
So get your mates together and get into Ripley’s ‘Unicorn’ or listen via SoundCloud.
‘Unicorn’ was recorded in one live take at Twin Earth Studios with drummer Hugh Black (Archers, West Thebarton) and bassist Ryan Garde (God God Dammit Dammit).
And if you need more of Ripley after you’ve heard ‘Unicorn’, you can pick up his debut EP, Bigger Than Me and keep your eye on his Facebook page for live gig announcements (because you have to check this guy out live, he is sensational!
Bigger than Me was received with critical acclaim, touring nationally, including performances at WOMADelaide, and you can read our chat with Ripley about that HERE.
By Libby Parker