'VHS' is inspired by a scene from ‘Better Call Saul’ where the line "I’m luxurious yet casual" were uttered by Kim, Saul’s girlfriend. As the band explains:
"The quote highlights the absurdity of advertising and the methods used by a company to sell their product as an extension of ‘you’".
The track opens with a fabulous funky yet laidback guitar before kicking into a tongue-in-cheek expose of just how ridiculous advertising is. 'VHS' is both critical of our capitalist society but also has a satirical swipe at the advertising corporations and the tactics employed to entice us to buy.
I love the whole relaxed vibe around this track, the little shoutouts and laughs in the background, the stripped back bass mid-track, the building drums which give an injection of energy, and that key change towards the end.
'VHS' is a 3-minute gem and after the success of their debut single 'Deal Or No Deal', I expect ‘VHS’ to follow suit.