Sydney’s Spookyland have released a new video for their single Big Head. The video appears to be a simple ‘performance’ clip in black and white is anything but. Beginning with a blur of a quote from American scholar Joseph Campbell “Big Head” is another philosophical vehicle loaded with metaphor and meaning. A woman: The temptress? Or the strong force needed to guide the protagonist to his completion? Frontman Marcus Gordon ponders this on a snowy harbour side dock.
23-year-old Gordon isn’t interested in the routine or regular. As the singer and songwriter of Spookyland, he wrangles profanity, twisted beauty and a fascination with life’s paradoxes into the service of highly personal.Their debut album, Beauty Already Beautiful is 11 dynamic and often epic songs in which the singer takes a scalpel to experience, exposing his own frailties and hurt while also laying bare our collective fatally flawed nature.
Gordon started writing songs when he was 11, inspired by his two musically experienced older brothers, one of whom , Liam , is the bands guitarist.
“I went straight to writing, even before I could sing or play,” he explains. “Music was always around and I loved the feeling of creating something – even if that was just a noise – and I didn’t question it. I always wanted to do it.”
Watch Big Head below: