- 30 Nov 21
The video for Summer Lovers was filmed in Berlin, where rising duo Rob De Boer and Chris Wong spent the summer.
Newcomers Frank Zing released their debut offering 'Summer Lovers' in August, garnering support and streams around Ireland and further afield for their eclectic soundscapes.
The duo have followed up the single with a candy-coloured video, drenched in notalgia, romance and sunlight.
Featuring roller skater Sara Lancerio and dancer Jess Garfield, the Berlin-shot video was inspired by the summer Rob de Boer and Chris Wong spent in the German capital. Over the course of a few short months, they immersed themselves in the city’s cultural scene and met an eclectic bunch of creatives, two of whom star as the video’s protagonists. Sara (AKA roller-skating aficionado WheelyRainbow) and dancer/filmmaker Jessica play star-crossed lovers who are attempting to break free from the magnetic pull of their relationship.
With the Atlantic Ocean acting as the setting for Rob de Boer and Chris Wong's creative union last year, they began writing songs for what eventually would become Frank Zing. Drawing influence from the rich, euphoric textures of Jungle and the laidback jazz-pop of Leisure, Frank Zappa, Parcels and The Neptunes; the exciting new project magically came to life. It's a cool track that breathes life into the often-homogenous mainstream Irish music scene.
‘Summer Lovers’ is sees Frank Zing weave delicate falsetto vocals through a myriad of jazz, hip hop and electronic synth sounds. Co-produced and mixed by Belfast based Brién of Soft Boy Records, the pair have landed themselves on Hot Press' Ones to Watch radar for 2022.
“The song is about trying to resist the irresistible and we were interested in conveying that idea through movement. Both characters set out to try to forget the other by getting physical - roaming the streets, dancing, rollerblading. But no matter what they do, the memories keep flooding back," Frank Zing said of the visuals.
The 'Summer Lovers' video was made by Rob and Chris alongside friends and collaborators Aoife Leonard and Lucy Bowen. The four met while working on a music video for Ruth Mac, kickstarting a series of further collaborations.
They recruited a diverse crew of multitalented artists to help bring 'Summer Lovers' to life, including movement director Agustin de Olarte, Big Style Media House’s Ben McDonald, and photographer Gavin Kenny.
Frank Zing are slated to release new music early next year, and Hot Press can't wait to hear what innovative, funky numbers come down the line from the pair.
Check out the colourful video for 'Summer Lovers' below:
Revisit Rob de Boer's Movember 2021 interview here.
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