Watch Gabe Gurnsey's hedonistic video for ‘You Can’ above, the new single from 'PHYSICAL'. An extended version of ‘You Can’ will be released on 12” vinyl with a remix by The Hacker on 26 October.
‘You Can’ is a track that stares directly into the haze and strobe lights of the transformative night-out documented throughout Gabe Gurnsey’s Physical LP. Undoubtedly one of the record’s most outright hedonistic moments, ‘You Can’ finds Gabe cheekily intoning an invitation to dance, get high, or both. Shot at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen and directed by Nick Camponi, the video for ‘You Can’ fulfils this fantasy through a haze of cigarette smoke and nubile bodies on the dance floor.
"Gabe wanted to reference the lyrics quite directly, which I was totally game for as they naturally conjure up such striking images,” says director Nate Camponi. “I wanted to do a video that fell somewhere between a pop video and a pure nightmare of a hallucination, where we would transport the viewer directly into a surreal, hypnotic, repetitive trip.
In the spirit of classic extended edits, the ‘Extended Dub’ version unpicks and expands on each of these elements, retaining the solid groove of the original while transforming it into a heady dancefloor tool. On the flip side, The Hacker continues his recent hot streak with his remix of ‘You Can’. Firmly executed with his usual cyber-militancy, his simple but effective reimagining is littered with elasticated synth stabs, urgent oscillations and an audible desire to transform Gurnsey himself into a man-machine.