Last week, Melbourne indie pop up-and-comer JXN dropped another new song called keep the distance, keeping up the steady stream of music we've been getting from him all year thanks to his recent EP, NeverASadAdventure.
Like his last single paranoia, keep the distance follows the more guitar-focused music he's been gravitating towards recently. And contrary to what the song title might lead you to think, it's not in fact about social distancing.
"keep the distance comes from the perspective of someone's partner making sure they keep their distance after an emotional break-up in regards to a new guy/girl. I kinda wrote it about someone I liked and how fragile they were after what they just went through," JXN explains.
The music video was shot in isolation on a green screen, and is a bright and kitschy look at JXN's world, edited by his mate Gab.
"Honestly I just had a vision I couldn't explain but I did my best and my mate Gab just got it. Lucky he is super talented and turned seven takes of me lip syncing to a camera in front of a green screen to something really cool and captivating! Gab did the whole edit by himself with my director input every now and then. But he did all the hard parts!" JXN tells us.
Like the rest of Melbourne, JXN's currently stuck in stage 4 lockdown, but the good news is that he's been focusing on the music to get him through.
"Honestly it's getting tough and I'm starting to want to rebel against the world haha. I'm just trying to stay motivated and hungry to work and make better and better music. It's getting me through, the power of music and the feeling like you are on the verge of something really special."