D.D Dumbo, the musical alias of Oliver Hugh Perry, today shares the song and accompanying video for ‘Satan’, his first new music in over two years. Wildly imaginative and skilfully executed, ‘Satan’ is an arresting track that is perfectly complemented by director Jim Elson’s compelling video.
The visuals for ‘Satan’ were shot mainly in and around D.D Dumbo’s hometown of Castlemaine, Australia, as well as on the salt plains in northern Victoria and a derelict swimming pool in a tiny town near the Grampians ranges. Jim Elson says, “we were looking for locations that were iconically Australian but that also had a strong otherworldly quality. I think it’s easy to take these environments for granted when you grow up there, so it was an exciting process to ‘discover’ them again in a different way.”
After releasing his home-recorded debut EP Tropical Oceans in 2014, word about the young Australian solo artist spread slowly but surely around the world. His highly original music incorporates indistinct elements of traditional music from across the continents, and is united by potent lyrics and an impressive voice.