“I wrote the song while riding a scooter in the Taiwan countryside as a super typhoon was approaching.”
Crosshairs is the rousing first single from The Bollands forthcoming album, All of My Ghosts, to be released on January 27th 2017.
Always on the road, New Zealand folk duo, The Bollands, have been singing their infectious foot stomping folk songs since 2011. With their love of travel, music, good friends & fine wine, they have gained a reputation for their passion-filled live shows and heartfelt folk tunes. Their energetic music stems from their upbringing in the folk and roots music scenes in small towns and folk clubs throughout New Zealand.
Christian, a hairy folk singer, met Joyce, the not so hairy pianist, at a campfire jam on a remote beach in their home country, New Zealand. They clicked instantly. Since that fate-filled night, they have been playing their passion-filled songs throughout the world. For the past few years Joyce and Christian have been based in Hong Kong and touring constantly.
All of My Ghosts, The Bollands third album, is their most honest, personal and experimental recording to date.
“The first single Crosshairs grapples with loss and change,” says Christian. “While we were touring in Taiwan, I was dealing with big changes with my family back in New Zealand and I was feeling isolated and helpless. It was difficult to have zero control. I wrote the song while riding a scooter in the Taiwan countryside as a super typhoon was approaching. I wrote about trying to accept the changes and letting go. We decided the best place to shoot the video was Southern Taiwan. It is a country of such beauty and contrasts. Frantic construction, industry and growth within cities, while old abandoned houses, buildings and villages lay dotted around the countryside. As well as being a beautiful place to shoot, It felt like a perfect place for a landscape to communicate themes of birth, death, change and ultimately the fragility and impermanence of our lives and our problems.”
The video is directed by Luke Cameron.