Introducing Melbourne"s Victory Lap with debut single "The Afterlife" lifted from forthcoming album, along with captivating self-produced music

Published by: Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 24-Oct-2017
Melbourne musician and music video director Alex Badham (Aleks and The Ramps, Magic Hands) is back with a brand new project Victory Lap. What initially began as a low-key solo endeavour in the downtime between directing film clips for some of Australia"s favourite acts including Paul Dempsey, Oh Mercy, Totally Mild and World"s End Press, Victory Lap is excited to reveal the first taste of his fully realised fruition with new single "The Afterlife", out now via Gaga.
A summertime jam, "The Afterlife" collates hazy pop melodies, island guitar hooks, and woozy synths together in the first dreamy example of what"s to come from Victory Lap. Playing on strengths the video for "The Afterlife" is an amalgamation of Badham"s multitalented self, combining his eye for intricate detail with his ear for nuanced subtleties. Premiered by The Au Review, the accompanying music video depicts a young woman, whose fitness routine inexplicably transitions into an unhinged dance routine and descent into madness.

"It"s a song about the feeling of early summer. Soaking in the magic hour with a little G&T buzz going on, wondering how the season snuck up so fast and why the intervening year seemed to zip by so quick." - Alex Badham

Self-written, performed and mostly recorded by Badham, with a bit of drums and guitar recorded and mixed at Four Hundred Acres Studio with Pascal Babare, and mastering by Cornel Wilczek (Qua, My Disco, Wagons), "The Afterlife" is an absolute standout debut from Victory Lap.

Get ready to lose yourself in the breezy pop number"s upbeat energy and down-and-out vibes of Victory Lap.

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