- 13 May 21
The duo return with an exciting new visual for the single.
Indie pop duo Dark Tropics have released a new single 'Keep Searching' - following their first two songs, 'Moroccan Sun' and debut 'Badlands', released last year.
The Belfast band have revealed the track was inspired by "the vibrancy and romance of 60's American soul music. It's about not wanting to be left behind and having the strength and resolve to chase a dream no matter what."
It has already received plays and support from the likes of Dave Fanning and Ed Smith on Today FM.
The Belfast group have produced a skilfully choreographed video, directed by Thomas McKeown, to accompany what is a beautifully sung, smartly arranged piano-led slice of classic pop – with lovely, sweet strings added.
It features vocalist Rio – Dark Tropics are currently operating on a first-name only basis – performing an interpretive dance to the tune, showcasing a relationship that's turned sour, and attempting to reconnect inside a Belfast apartment.
The relationship in the piece is, Rio says, "one where your identity is stripped and you need to search for the person you once were."
The group was founded by Rio with musician and producer Gerard, and their influences include artists as varied as Radiohead, Aretha Franklin and John Cooper Clarke.
'Keep Searching' is the first single they have released this year, and they hope to build on the rising popularity they achieved with 'Moroccan Sun' late last year.
The latter track was featured in American industry magazine Billboard's 10 Cool New Pop Songs feature, describing it as "bold, gorgeous, and above all, memorable."