Southern Ontario rock outfit, Nothing Special unveiled their new single, “Brandi,” last Friday but, today, they’re bringing us the summer fun music video to accompany the tune! The song dates back to 2017 when the group came to fruition. Having become a staple of their live performances, the single has since gotten the glow up it deserves, accompanied by one of the better promotions we’ve seen, as the group enlisted cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place to add to the hype. The only way to do it, if you ask us.
The accompanying video (directed by Matthew Guarassi) was their first and showcases the boys causing chaos at an Oshawa skatepark and around the suburbs, simply doing what any group of late teenage/early 20s boys would do. Though the single has a more pop-punk feel to it, the band explains their sound leans more towards an “indie-punk” sound, drawing influence from the likes of PUP, Modern Baseball and Remo Drive.
The band (consisting of Dan Bell and Gabriel Higazi on guitar/vocals, James Carr on bass, and drummer Spencer Holmes) came to be after meeting while in high school. From there, they hit the ground running having made their own dent in Ontario’s music community, playing shows around the province. While there is no clear timeframe as to when we can get back to those, you can bet they’ll be picking up where they left off, doing as many gigs as possible.
Though we are reaching the end of the year, the group has big plans for 2021. More new music is ready to be unveiled over the upcoming months in the form of a proper release coming out sometime in the new year. Keep your eyes on Nothing Special, as you’ll be seeing a whole lot from them soon.