Los Angeles based Nick Valensi fronted five-piece CRX return today with the release of their video for “Get Close.”
The new song comes as the band gear up for their sophomore album release, Peek which is out on August 23. The Kansas Bowling-directed music video [premiered on FLAUNT] was shot in New Orleans and inspired by 1970’s Jean Rollin vampire films.
Watch the video for ‘Get Close’ below:
‘Get Close’ follows previous releases from Peek, including the hypnotic Bowie-esque ‘We’re All Alone’ and infectious ‘Falling,’ and comes just weeks before Peek sees its global release on all digital platforms on August 23.
CRX was formed in 2016 by The Strokes’ lead guitarist and founding member Nick Valensi who is now joined by Darian Zahedi [guitar, backing vocals], Jon Safley [bass, backing vocals], Ralph Alexander [drums] and Brad Oberhofer [keyboardist]. Following a critically acclaimed Josh Homme-produced debut album New Skin and sold-out North American and European tours, Nick headed back in the studio with his new bandmates and started to work on Peek.
Drawing on a mutual obsession with everything from Remaining Light by Talkin
“The recording was very different because we made a big deal of tracking it as live as possible,” Darian continues. “We also let go and embraced some of these really cool influences that took us into the stratosphere. It was a combination of writing for over a year, getting out of our heads, and knowing what we wanted to sound like.”
“The influence of Darian and Jon was prevalent in the recording and arrangement,” adds Nick. “I was more controlling on the first record. This is everybody in a room.”