Proof that emojis are just as good as any other language, recent winner of Triple J Unearthed’s Field Day competition Jess Kent has released the video for her debut single ‘Get Down’. A simply executed concept, the pattern of emojis allows for the track to shine over its undemanding visuals, revealing a song that deals with the difficulty of getting by in our money driven world while remaining as playful as that winking tongue out smiley.
Of the video Kent says: “Originally the idea was to do a lyric video. I didn’t want to do something too typical. The emojis were always in the background, then it eventually became obvious that the words themselves were not necessary. The language of ’emojis’ is so global and so intertwined in our everyday conversations that it just seemed integral to the overall message of the song. I think the video, as it is, says everything that I wanted it to.”
Kent will be making her debut live appearance in Sydney on New Year’s Day as part of 2016’s Field Day Festival.