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Song You Need to Know: Kingswood, ‘If Only’

Taken from their stellar third album ‘Juveniles’, Kingswood have this week released the video for the slinky, groove-laden number.

Melbourne rock outfit Kingswood have continued to dish out the goods, sharing the clip for their Juveniles album cut “If Only” this week.

First released back in March, Kingswood’s third album was released just as global restrictions led to shutdowns the world over, causing the hard-working musicians to put their touring plans on ice for the current time.

With plans to hit the road temporarily halted, Kingswood weren’t content to wait around for the world to open up for them, even recording a live set at Melbourne’s Newmarket Studios and gradually sharing the footage online to help keep fans entertained.

Now, they’ve returned with their latest piece of content to arrive out of the wild experience that is 2020, sharing the luscious clip for “If Only” today.

Filmed at Melbourne’s Kensington Town Hall, which served as a command post during World War II, the video was directed, shot, edited, and graded by frequent collaborator Kyle Caulfield, with co-directorial duties being handled by Kingswood members Fergus Linacre and Alex Laska.

“The video paints the picture of our young protagonist, a determined romantic, intoxicated by idealistic love sentiments, he sets up his most perfect encounter,” Laska explains of the video’s concept.

“Meticulous about detail, we see the story unfold whereby he pours his hopes and dreams into an arabesque of unabashed adoration. The idea was to replicate the free fall nature of love in its purest form and yet capture the dichotomy and sorrow in the idea that it may simply be impossible to either obtain or sustain.

“Regardless of the outcome, as is so often the basis for decision making in the modern world, the beauty here lies in the naivety of the experience alone. A lesson we always try to remind ourselves.”

A fitting visual for a slow-burning piece of groove-heavy rock, the clip is just another in a long series of exceptional videos delivered by Kingswood, and undoubtedly leaves fans wondering what might be next for the beloved group.

The video for Kingswood’s “If Only” is available now via YouTube.

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