Watch Reality Club’s video for their first single of 2021, ‘I Wish I Was Your Joke’

The Indonesian band's new torch song features guest vocalist Bilal Indrajaya

Indonesian indie rock band Reality Club have released ‘I Wish I Was Your Joke’, their first single of 2021 featuring pop singer Bilal Indrajaya.

Issued via Dominion Records, the mid-tempo, string-accented torch song is the band’s first glimpse of new material after a year-long campaign supporting their 2019 album ‘What Do You Really Know?’.

Its music video takes cues from the song’s pining, wistful lyrics. Its narrative centres on a man, played by Reality Club vocalist Faiz Novascotia Saripudin, who daydreams about being with the object of his affections. In real life, he grapples with his secret, unrequited love for her.

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“I Wish I Was Your Joke is a song about being so in love with someone you’re okay with being a backup or option just to be with them,” Dominion Records explained in a press release. “Just like a go-to joke that you use when you can’t think of anything else, you want to be the go-to for this person when they can’t think of anyone else.”

Watch the music video, which was directed by Arya Satriaputra R.K., below:

 

Reality Club is one of the first artists signed to the newly minted Dominion Records, which began operations in December 2020. Last year, the band released the three-track EP ‘The Rush And Other Vices’, which featured two new takes on the song ‘The Rush’ from ‘What Do You Really Know?’.

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