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WATCH: Shortstraw releases new video and song

2016-11-08 06:00

Cape Town - Shortstraw has released the third single from their new collective, Those Meddling Kids. 

The song is entitled Keep It In The Family and is released together with its individual artwork and music video, both done by new members of TMK.

Keep It In The Family was written once TMK had been formalised as a concept. It was born like many other Shortstraw songs, out of guitar strumming by Tom in a jam session. From there, the band fleshed it out, all the while getting bits and pieces of Alastair’s lyrics bringing the song together and setting the tone.

Shortstraw has always maintained a critical thinking and serious consciousness throughout their career thus far with songs like Shaved, Good Winter, and Cold Shoulder. And Keep It In The Family fit amongst those. It contains a newly found energy and freedom to write and release a mixed bag of material they’re deeply passionate and excited about. They describe this month’s release as one of the biggest sounding songs they might have ever recorded as a band.

The chorus lyrics are inspired by Alastair’s partner Dan, who unfortunately grew up knowing very little about her father, other than the fact that he is Chilean and now lives somewhere in Chile. He gives a call out to this man, letting him know that he’s looking to start a family tree of his own, and is wanting his daughter to be a part of it.

"The song became a strong and bold message about family, the relationship with your parents, and the start of thinking about a family of your own."

Watch the video for Keep It In The Family here:

For more information and to view the collective’s directory, click here.

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