There’s a certain dreamy quality to the songs on Dre Babinski’s new album as Steady Holiday, Newfound Oxygen—without leaning too hard into the influence of genres like dream pop, these songs instead possess a certain weightlessness that reflect the record’s cover art, which depicts Babinski floating up into the sky. In particular, the track “Asleep” viscerally recreates the scene of a dramatic car crash with the final lines revealing a broader, existential interpretation of the event’s helpless passivity.
For her “Neighborhoods” set filmed in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of LA, Babinski went all-in on bringing the track to life conceptually, filming what is effectively a music video for the song that begins with her cranking up the radio when her song is introduced on FLOOD FM and ends with her car engulfed in a plume of smoke. Somewhere in there she also leans on the trunk of the car (license plate “ASLEEP”) and pensively strums through the song.
Check it out below—and if you’re in LA, you can catch Steady Holiday at Dynasty Typewriter next Wednesday, March 15. Tickets are available here.
Director: Isaac Ravishankara
Director of Photography: Drew Bienemann
1st AC: Chris Tse
Steadicam: Alvin Octoman
Production Sound Mixer: Amanda Beggs CAS
Set Decorator: Megan Fenton
Colorist: Derek Hansen
Voiceover: Nate Dern
Thanks: OTM Camera, Edson Choi