Video Of The Week #130: Hurtling - Summer

Video Of The Week #130: Hurtling – Summer

Hurtling release their new track ‘Summer’, just in time for the end of the Summer season – the track is filled with gorgeous shoegaze magic and sumptuous crunching guitar sounds – that will innovate your inner roar.

“Summer’ grew from the riff that leads the second half of the song – I remember coming up with it while Jon and Simon were having a break outside. When they heard the riff they excitedly dashed back in to play along. The song kinda took shape from there.”  

Sun drenched vocals and slices of noise pop are enhanced by off-kilter guitars and Jen Macro’s pure pop tones, as she shares her inner feelings at the time, ‘Hope fails when we think we’ve won’, reminding us to keep on going whatever the weather.

Lyrically I guess it is about making the best of life, and getting along with each other. Appreciating the good things – being ‘awake for the summer’ soaking up every minute of vitamin D while you can.” Says Macro.

The track will melt your bones into a state of melancholy, where you can take a short hiatus, until the guitars lift you courageously back out again – while the video paints the track’s layers of sound into a kaleidoscopic haze.

The single Summer comes from their debut album, Future From Here, Brixton based artists Jen Macro, Simon Kobayashi and Jon Carter, have been busy in the studio putting together their debut album, filled with optimism and hope in these meditations on the future, accompanied by beautifully crafted atmospheric soundscapes.

 “I wanted the video to have a home movie vibe. The footage in the studio (Onecat in Brixton, run by our very own Jon Clayton) is us actually recording takes for the version of the song that is on the album. It was just us in the room, with a tripod and camera, I liked the informality and intimacy. The other videos of the sun were things that caught my eye so I captured them on my phone, as and when, over two summers. The idea was we would start off in the studio (in black and white), then ‘journey’ to a (colorful) gig. I had initially wanted a montage of performances – we’d got audience members to take videos of us playing Summer in various venues, but in the end it was too much for my editing skills – so I stuck with what had filmed by Andrew Duffy at The Green Door Store in Brighton where Chris Tomsett (Innerstrings) did the lighting, which with a few effects seems to have turned out quite psychedelic.”

If you like this, then be sure to grab you copy of their debut album, Future From Here, which is due for release, October 2019 via Onomatopoeia

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