Returning with another strong release for 2020, Wellington-based rock act Voodoo Bloo presents the chaotic new single, 'Ha Ha Ok Ok'.
Cut from his forthcoming debut album JACOBUS, 'Ha Ha Ok Ok' continues to explore some frenetic punk rock territory, as listeners get the opportunity to get further acquainted with one of New Zealand's urgent young voices.
'Ha Ha Ok Ok' exists as one of the oldest recordings that is featured on the Jacobus album, and one that still holds great weight and significance for Voodoo Bloo. As the Jacobus album is an intensely personal one, the music the listener hears on it each has a specific collection of memories attached.
For 'Ha Ha Ok Ok', we hear a frenzied and angry narrator unleashing on records. As Voodoo Bloo describes of his music, the artform is a powerful tool and the way it is channeled on this project amps it up to 11.
"This is actually the oldest song on the album, but still very much felt like a story I wanted to tell. This track is about those egomaniacs who you can see are struggling on the inside, but push their emotions away for the chance of popularity and climbing the social ranks." Voodoo Bloo
Recording the single at PlasticGroove Studios in NZ, Voodoo Bloo and talented videographer Alex Hargreaves decided to bring 'Ha Ha Ok Ok' out to life with visuals filmed in Auckland. A strenuous shoot and process to put together, Voodoo Bloo employed the talents of some special friends and guests to bring the energy of 'Ha Ha Ok Ok' to the visuals with precision.
"I've never been so exhausted, excited and sweaty in my life. All the crew really put themselves through the shit to bring this thing to fruition. We had 10 hours to get all the shots we needed and I honestly still felt like I was in the back of a moving truck for hours after we finished, but it's an experience I will never ever forget." Voodoo Bloo
Musically, Voodoo Bloo's work takes in inspiration from across a wide range of sounds; from more indie stylings like Neutral Milk Hotel and Car Seat Headrest, to the harder sounds of System Of A Down and Marilyn Manson, the foundation of sounds Jacobus has been built upon is a strong one.