Theatrics are second nature to Australian musician/actor Jamie Timony, who’s packaging his spastic, wide-eyed antics into a new psych-pop project, called MOSSY. His breakout single, “Electric Chair,” provided a taste of an era charged with cascading synths, distorted vocals and avant-garde visuals—a strong piece of what will become his debut self-titled EP, due out May 13 via I OH YOU.
In keeping with Timony’s rare devotion to drama, he’s created a live performance video, directed alongside his younger brother, Ben Timony, that brings new depth to “Electric Chair.” The singer coos, playing passionately at the piano, before breaking the third wall, slipping into some bizarre trip and cueing an eerie, spliced-in laugh track.
“This video is inspired in part by a recurring nightmare of mine where some kind of malevolent force waits patiently for me as I perform a song,” MOSSY mused. “I’m scared for the song to end for fear of what will happen when it’s over. Fittingly, ‘Electric Chair’ deals with self-destruction through means of self-obsession.”
Watch the BULLETT premiere, below: