The Terrys have dropped an official music video for their latest single, the vibrant and carefree ‘IDK’.
The track dropped earlier this month (February 4), a year to the day since the surf-rock outfit released their debut single, ‘Our Paradise’. Today (February 17), the band have shared an official music video for the track, created in collaboration with film students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
In a press statement, The Terrys said of the single: “‘IDK’ pretty much speaks for itself. It’s about those triggers inside you that people can sometime set off and feels like a bit of a punch in the face.”
Adding of the video, they said: “It’s a fun take on that, plus we wanted to release a fast song people can dance to at our shows after being cooped up for the last couple years.”
In ‘IDK’, The Terrys deliver a rabid punk edge, as loud and steady beats punctuate the push and pull of choral lyrics and a simple narrative of not caring about people’s opinions.
Watch the ‘IDK’ video below:
“Working [with] amazing NIDA students was so surreal for us.” The Terrys said of the collaboration on the visual. “When we rocked up on set I think we were all a little shell shocked, we’d never been in such a professional environment haha.”
The video’s director, Alexei Ymer-Welsby, also added: “Listing to ‘IDK’ for the first time, it was impossible to not hear The Terrys’ free-wheeling rebelliousness, their playful spirit and their warm embrace of life’s simple pleasures.
“This was our inspiration for the concept that is the ‘IDK’ video.”
Last year’s ‘Our Paradise’ recently ranked number 76 in triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2021. “We don’t believe in coincidences,” The Terrys added on the release of ‘IDK’ a year after ‘Our Paradise’. “It’s our first single of the year and our first single with a record label (shout out to Tidsy and rest of the lords at Domestic La La).”
Last year, the Gerringong-based outfit dropped a longform effort titled ‘The TerrySonic Mixtape’. The six-track offering was released independently on September 3, and also featured previously released single ‘Cost The Peace’.
Over the course of a year, The Terrys dropped eight singles, having made their debut in June 2020 with the track ‘Video Games’.