Video Of The Week #239: Hadda Be - Mercurial

Video Of The Week #239: Hadda Be – Mercurial

Hadda Be released their new single, ‘Mercurial‘ this month and today we highlight the accompanying video from the band’s frequent collaborator, Innerstrings. These shadowy, angst-ridden visuals heighten the song’s soundscape of chaos and volatility. Laced with stinging guitars and a thundering rhythm that’s infused with Amber Price’s vocal that is both mysterious and hints at sinister depths. Spreading their sonic wings, ‘Mercurial ‘ packs a punch that sits somewhere between much loved and not forgotten bands like the Organ, and Evans the Death and exhibits the darker edges of the band’s sound, pointing towards the direction of their second album, which is currently in production.

The band say: “Mercurial represents a development in our songwriting and sound, pointing towards the direction of album number two, which is currently in production. We were keen to give people a taste of what we’ve been working on since we released our debut LP, Another Life. The songs we’re writing now flex our musicality and develop on themes with perhaps a greater degree of clarity and depth. Like with Mercurial, we’re taking time to think carefully about the sonic environment we want to inhabit and explore ways to challenge ourselves to create differently. The previous two videos we made with Chris were during lockdown. This meant we had to do all the filming ourselves in our respective homes. With Mercurial, we did all the filming in person with Chris, which we enjoyed a great deal.”

“We made the video with Innerstrings (Chris Tomsett) who we worked with on Wait in the Dark and Another Life. He creates more than just music videos. What you see is an artistic response to the music we make, capturing the volatile energy within the track and complimenting it expertly.”


Pitched between melodic indie-pop and angular post-punk, Hadda Be is Amber Price (vocals), Ben Richards (bass), Matthew Sykes (guitar), Jake Hall (guitar) and Oliver Wareham (drums).

The band was originally formed under the name Foundlings in 2018, spread across joint hometowns of London and Brighton.

Hadda Be’s debut album, Another Life, was recorded in five days at Brighton Road Studios in between the two national lockdowns of 2020. The album, released in spring 2021, captures the unique energy and spirit of the band: “There’s a vibrancy and energy to our live shows, a distinct personality that we wanted to immortalise in our debut album. In the studio, we did everything live and recorded each song in only a few takes. That immediacy is very important to the sound of the record.”

Video Of The Week #239: Hadda Be - Mercurial

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