Cape Town Rock trio, The Rescu, releases their brand new video for the powerful single “Beautiful Life”. The music video was shot in Cape Town by Dougal Paterson, known for his music video work with Farryl Purkiss (“Kissing Devils On The Cheek” and “Creeping Up On Me“), and captures the beautiful coastal scenery only South Africa can offer.
“The video was really cool to shoot, we were not too sure what to expect when Dougal pointed out the mountain top from the road below and said, “up there” but we trusted him and made the journey to the top. Most of the video is filmed from behind the band or to the side, so you get to see what we are playing to, which is basically the Atlantic ocean! There are some killer shots that he got as the sun was setting, where the band is playing to this wide open vista of sea and sky, a fitting location for a ‘Beautiful Life’”, comments guitarist, Graham Lowndes, on the making of the video.
“Beautiful Life” is the 2nd single from their self-titled debut album, released late in 2011 through 2 Feet Music. The album has already produced the hit single “I Did It For You”, and the latest single “Beautiful Life” is already making its way onto the playlist of some of SA’s top radio stations.
On writing the song, Graham Lowndes says: ”This was the first song we recorded for the album, it sums up one of our core beliefs as a band which is to live a life that’s beautiful. We are optimistic for the future of our country and the world we inhabit and this song is an encouragement to live life to the full. It’s a song that cheers on a life of no regrets even if all the decisions made weren’t perfect.”
The band is not only filled with musical talent, but drummer Brendyn “Rusti” Rossouw, who recorded and co-produced The Rescu’s debut album, also recorded and co-produced The Dirty Skirts 2012 SAMA-winning album “Lost In The Fall” at his Heritage Sound studio.
On recording The Rescu’s album compared to working with The Dirty Skirts, Rusti comments, ”The process was similar in the fact that we had time to properly craft the songs and spend time away from the songs before committing to the final parts. We gave our album the same treatment technically that I would to The Skirts, but with a different atmosphere, because often we would slip a quick 2 hour bass session in amongst our busy schedules or Mike and Gray would be punching me in on a vocal part or Drum fill. When doing The Skirts I was in that headspace solidly for 3 months. Mike’s songs translate so well in studio so it wasn’t very hard to make them happen.”