Gearing up to release his new Falling Down EP, Melbourne-based synthwave artist Suburban Spell has unveiled the video for his latest single “Natural Science“, following the lead track “Bright Gold Cross”.
Natural Science: is a statement “on the weight of scientific evidence and the powerful push by doubters to challenge such knowledge based on baseless contradictory viewpoints.” This song is named “Natural Science” as a reference to “the long-term outcomes of bad choices and giving into guilty pleasures.”
Videos for both tracks were created by Dingo Cross Films in Melbourne, as produced and directed by Paul Puccio and Cassie Dart.
Suburban Spell is the solo project of Peter Endall, who combines 80’s melodic sensibilities, driving rhythms and more. Peter Endall’s previous band Schizo Scherzo was active in the days of Melbourne’s 80’s music scene, playing alongside such acts such as The Eurythmics, Pseudo Echo, Real Life and Fergal Sharky. Having re-emerged as Suburban Spell, he has found his niche in modern Australian Electronica.
Peter Endall explains:
The concept behind ‘Natural Science’ was written about the baffling science deniers who gained a lot of momentum during the Covid 19 pandemic. How documented facts from the world’s leading institutions were flatly rejected, based on a belief system that didn’t align with a particular view point, coupled with selective research to echo whatever that belief system was.
When that mind-set becomes a natural way of thinking, it’s very difficult to offer an alternative view point, and Natural Science appears to be denied. I don’t want to sound all knowing and it’s good to challenge the accepted science, however I believe there are immutable laws of science that are irrefutable), what I call Natural Science.
Suburban Spell’s music is a “commentary on the fragility of suburban lifestyle, never-ending efforts to keep up appearances, and an exploration of society’s dark and fragile underbelly.” This music is also a commentary about Endall’s own “vulnerabilities in the urban landscape and the wider societal norms that interlace with politics, religion and pop culture.”