Neon Tapehead release “Know What I Want”!
“Know What I Want” is the latest dazzling offering from Russian funk band Neon Tapehead. This delightfully funky track entwines groovy beats, retro synths, modern sound production and effortlessly punchy vocals. The group features Dmitry Ursul on lead guitar and synths, drummer Aleksandr Kovalchuk, lead singer Maya Shonia and Dmitry Votintsev on bass. Neon Tapehead’s new single provides a slick, chic and flawless groove. The song is about strength and courage and championing people who know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to go out and get it.
“This song was written and produced with influence of 80’s Electro Funk and Early 90’s house with a slower tempo. We tried to mix different elements of these styles into the one song. The main meaning behind this song is that you shouldn’t be shy with your wishes or goals. Just ask yourself about what you want right now and then go and get it! Brrr POW!”. “The music video was shot on a Golf field in the suburbs of Moscow. It took some time and stress to organize the session but we made it happen. We were adamant about wanting to use the open space for a live video” say Neon Tapehead.
The band continue to discuss: “The sound of the video is an actual live recording, so as far as we know we are the first Russian band to have recorded a funk song on a Golf field in real-time! We were lucky because the wind had stopped blowing just before we started the recording and shooting, so it was easier to use to mix and master the sound later. The introduction scene including Maya riding the golf car took a lot of takes because it was the first time that Maya had driven a vehicle of any kind – it was not a stand in actor!”.
“The trickiest part was to stop the car in the right place in front of the camera and walk to the microphone before the verse starts. We also had to be constantly aware of the Sun’s position which appeared to want to move towards sunset in double-time, so we tried to shoot this video as fast as possible”, they conclude. You decide for yourself…