Woozy by Catbath is a sneak peek video from their up Table Scraps EP, which is going to be released on December 4, 2020.
I’m watching the video one day before Minnesota closes up again for the pandemic. I feel like I’m standing in the middle of the video. I’m the guy in the work shirt who has been on the tilt-a-whirl of life too long. I’m looking at the cartoon fish and shower of bullets. I mean this in the best way, I’m getting a little woozy watching it. This is the best ostensible portrayal of life in the pandemic. Mostly it’s crap we don’t want among stuff we can’t process – and then there’s a moment of delightful dance.
The song has a downbeat plod that complements the girl-group back vocals in a way that reminds me of music I loved as a kid in the 1980s. There’s maybe even a little Juliana Hatfield going on there. I really like the song and I find the video super compelling in an all-too-real right now mood. (To be fair, I really enjoy Samuel Beckett’s novels too! So this isn’t easy like enjoying ice cream in bed – it’s just a acutely astute observation.)
Here’s what the band says about the video…
”Existence is chaos! Moments are born and die simultaneously. Nothing is what it seems. How does one understand themselves in a greater context when the world around them defies all logic? There is no resolve. A nauseous euphoria overwhelms the senses as the self surrenders and the void is embraced.”