Video: The Preatures, ‘Yanada’

The Preatures
The Preatures

Australian rockers The Preatures honor the indigenous heritage of Australia’s Sydney region with the video for single “Yanada.” Frontwoman Isabella Manfredi collaborated with respected Darug songwoman Jacinta Tobin — among myriad other experts — to carefully pay homage to the First People’s language and their ancestors with this single. Even the title of the track is a nod to indigenous language: “Yanada” comes from the Darug word meaning “moon.” The video is shot largely under water, aimed at highlighting the need to persist when presented with a less than fresh and clear atmosphere. Much like snorkeling, Manfredi found that getting to know her community’s history was worth “open[ing] her eyes underwater.”

The single is from the Preatures’ sophomore album, “Girlhood,” out Friday. It’s the followed up to their strong 2014 debut “Blue Planet Eyes” and was produced by guitarist Jack Moffitt. The quartet hasn’t yet announced any U.S. tour dates.

||| Watch: The video for “Yanada”

||| Also: Watch the video for the album’s title track

||| Previously: Live at the Echo