For those who’ve ever lost a beloved pooch, The Winter Gypsy‘s new track Bojke is totally just for you. Offering a Boy & Bearish low-fi indie-folk sound rocked by relentless acoustic strums and a washed-out whispery vocal, Adelaide’s The Winter Gypsy offer a sweet tribute to furry lost loved one wrapped in the finest of dreamy folk sounds.
Lead vocalist Tushar Singh says, “The title is an ode to our bassist and his brother’s dog who passed away this year; her name was Bojke (pronounced Boy-ke). At the time, I had written out these lyrics in a narrative sense, not necessarily written about anyone in particular. The song had absolutely no relation to me, but I could feel that it could relate to someone else. A few weeks after I wrote the song, Bojke had passed away. I instantly linked Bojke to the lyrics in this song and it was strange but so fitting as to how much these lyrics I had written weeks in advance had related to the incident. I asked the two brothers if I could name the song after her, and they said yes.”
This song was meant for you Bojke, and all the other sweet dogs lost. WildnFree dedicates this post therefore to Muffin, her own lost pup who lit up her teens like nothing and no one else with his wiggly, smooching love.
Bojke is accompanied by a spooky clip featuring two masked friends skating about town, produced in collaboration with Gerard Wood from New Era Media (Timberwolf). Tush explains, “The video clip is based on two friends or two siblings, if you will. The entire clip is demonstrating a bond or friendship between the pair, and it follows the two masked people hanging out casually; almost as if you were watching their day to day life. Everything flows smoothly until the climax. You no longer notice two people, you only see one; which in my mind, portrays the death of someone. This is the part of the clip where it confirms the connection of Bojke and their owners, Olly and Isaac. You never know when you might lose someone close to you. The masks used in the clip was to keep the creepy, eerie, but still intriguing visual going from the previous video clip, Took Me By, seeing as we used the same masks in that video too. We’d love to essentially make a connecting world out of our music videos.”
Catch The Winter Gypsy playing Bojke live this Friday at Melbourne’s Grace Darling on July 7 and Adelaide’s Exeter Hotel on Saturday July 8.
Now lovers of dogs and friendships, enjoy: