Pulling inspiration from a Creedence Clearwater Revival track, Ghost Care have unveiled their new single ‘Arcade’, a indie-rock synth-infused heater about the teamwork, unison and collaboration needed from both partners to form a successful relationship. Singer Beau Torrance’s depiction of the “game” of love as something both spouses need to work together to “win” is woven throughout the lyrics of ‘Arcade’. The back-and-forth between dual singers Beau Torrance and Tanaya Harper is heard all round the track, leading listeners on a journey and placing them at the center of the emotional partnership.
Beau says of the track: “The original idea was named ‘Dance’ on our voice memos, but when we dove into the lyrics we found that the name ‘Arcade’ fit the theme of love and a relationship being likened to a game. Inspired by a Creedence Clearwater Revival song, I loved the idea of not wanting to be on the bench and that if you want to win you have to feel like everyone is giving their all and that you are working as a team. We were playing this song originally as a guitar heavy driven song and it felt like it could stay there or we could take it somewhere we haven’t really been before. When we got to the studio, our producer Dave Parkin had the exact same mindset and it was then decided we should take it into the synth world.”
Filmed by Western Australian director Stephanie Senior (Dulcie, Edie), ‘Arcade’s’ accompanying music video features singers Tanaya Harper and Beau Torrance playing arcade style video games next to each other. As the film progresses, the two become immersed in a street-fighter type setting, capturing the neon atmosphere and tongue-in-cheek persona of the track.
“We love this video clip so much! We knew we wanted fun whilst not being too funny, and Steph totally nailed the vibe,” says Tanaya. “We really had this idea of making a video that had this funky, neon atmosphere. Steph really took it to another level for us and we feel like we chose the perfect person for capturing the song’s energy!”