Song / Video of the Day: “Half Below” by TEPR
We’re always on the look out for a good track to work too. If you get the right song, where you just can’t help but jive with it, then you’re golden. You’re inspired, your ass is moving back and forth in the seat – you’re just generally far more happy with your current situation because of that song. Well “Half Below”> by TEPR is our latest “song to work to” gem that we discovered and just can’t get enough of. We were so inspired in fact that we also put together some of our own imagery inspired by listening to the song on loop.
We recommend you listen to the song a bunch of times before actually moving on to the video at all. Fall in love with the song first and the video gives you this awesome addition to something you weren’t sure could get better. The song version is 5:55 in length, whereas the video version is just a minuscule 2:14 – although it packs a massive punch in that short time with some fantastic inspiring visuals that are unique, well done and funny (our favorite being the skull kitting himself with his bones as if he is the instrument!!)
The actual song version is far more progressive and interesting to listen to. It has this cool middle portion that goes to some weird, dark and amazing note choices, the whole section of which is only briefly covered in the video version. It even sounds like it’s saying “that you give me no” in the build up, in a hat tip nod to “The Power” by Snap! before it drops, to what might be one of the greatest dance music choruses I have heard since the 90’s – it’s literally out of this world good.
I think that’s what’s cool about those repetitive male vocals, they repeat so much you start to hear other words or even full sentences within them. Amazing use of musicality too. The instrument choices are superb with all areas of the spectrum being filled – from cool percussion to one of the nicest sounding dance synths we’ve heard in a while. They even have a wood block!
“Half Below” is a song you should repeat over and over a few times and really let it sink in. If you do, you’ll be struggling to not just keep repeating every time the song ends!
Once you’re done with the song, check out this amazing video which was directed by ELMØ, Art Directed by Birdy with Animation by Phong Luong.