Goofy, party jamming king Pete Curry has released a new music video, this time offering fans disco nostalgia vibes, complete with sequins and multiple exotic/erotic hairstyles.
“Dark in the Night,” from his late 2016 album Night Logic, is the latest creation, and the first song off the album release to become a video.
“It’s my favorite song on the album, it’s like the disco, dance, banger song on the album, and it’s sort of the anthem of the whole album, just about working hard towards something or craving something a lot, and night time being sort of a time for release, and celebrating the night,” said Curry in an interview with RVA Mag.
Although the album was released last November, Curry decided to take his time before releasing a video.
“I had a lot of ideas for videos that I wanted to do, and I still want to do with other people,” he said. “I had a lot of visuals when I was making this album, and I think it was hard for me to start committing to visuals because I didn’t want to flatten things down from what I was trying to do.”
Despite his hesitation, he went forward with a green-screen, 80s space-esque video using footage from Star Rider, a laserdisc-based arcade racing game released in 1983 from Computer Creations and Williams Electronics.
According to Curry, the game’s visuals were considered groundbreaking at the time, and its character matched the rhythm of Curry’s music.
The video was shot about one month ago, all within a single day.
“I try to get everything done before I turn the camera off so I don’t forget what I was trying to do,” he said.
One of the most eye catching parts of the video is Curry’s coat. He found the piece at Premiere Costumes in Carytown, and it’s helped him channel an artist he’s often associated the album with.
“One of the main inspirations for the video was the video for ‘Rock with You,’ the Michael Jackson video, and he’s covered in sequins in that video, and I thought that was really cool so I was like ‘I need to get some sequins, I need to shine lights on it so it sparkles.’”
Next, he needed a keytar for his background dancer, a kind of “spirit animal” Curry said he’s also been channeling as of late. Once he located the instrument, it took a more low-tech means to return it for the shoot: his bike.
“It must have been funny to see me biking through the Fan with a keyboard around my neck that day,” he said.
The video comes before the cassette re-release of Night Logic after collaborating with friend Manny Lemus over at Citrus City Records. The album had originally been released under Curry’s own label, Crystal Pistol Records, of which he is co-founder.
Curry hopes the video release and album re-release from two local labels will excite fans and Richmonders alike, and that this fun, disco ballad will be a great way to kick off the summer.
“It’s okay to have fun, and to dance, and to be a little goofy,” he said.
Curry’s next appearance will be supporting The Milkstains for their album release show on 6/24 at Flora. He will also headline of Jet Trails Media show at the Camel with Saw Black, Piranha Rama, and the Hillwalkers on July 8th.
He’s also got an instrumental album coming out next month in Canada set to be released under the alias of FM Skyline, but we’ll have more on that when the time comes.