TESSEL had announced their signing to [PIAS] Recordings and also unveiled their debut release with the label titled ‘ Family Time’
The new single is a quintessential example of the woozy indie-pop they’ve have made their name with, accompanied by a video created with filmmaker Casper Buijtendijk, that breathes visual life into the pastel tones of the song.
The airy sound though belies a more morose message, as the band elaborate:“Even though the sound is light and cheerful, the themes of the lyrics carry the opposite message. The song tells a story of a person who has become entangled in the image of ‘the perfect life’. Just when everything seems to be right: a family, a beautiful car in the driveway, a dinner with the family, the person decides to flee, because “All I ever know, great moments will pass”.
Levi Oostermeijer (lead vocals and guitar),
Joshua Bredow (Guitar),
Jens Wierckx (Drums and backing vocals)
Thijs van Zutphen (Bass and backing vocals)