It’s been a big few months for the Spanish garage-indie band Hinds. Coming off from the success of their second Australian national tour which finished just weeks ago, the quartet have now released their haunting new video for their latest single Easy off their critically acclaimed debut album Leave Me Alone.
While they often showcase irresistibly happy tunes, Easy takes a different turn, exhibiting a darker and more emotional narrative. Released with the video, we were treated with a short description of the concept and overall meaning of the track.
“easy” is the worst moment in the universe during a relationship cause you love him but he doesn’t anymore. And being in bed with him is giving him nightmares. And you are the hangover in his mornings, and the homework during the day and the pain in his arse. so when you reach that point you can’t help but self destruct. there is just nothing you can do, it’s too late to take it easy.
Directed by John Strong, the video centres on the self-annihilation that follows a breakup, with each member of the band becoming a victim to this in increasingly graphic and disgusting ways. The final few shots though break into an upbeat tangent, cutting to Hinds, now all silver having regained their strength and moving on.
It’s a great tune, an irresistibly addictive melody in spite of the dark subject matter. The music video as well does an excellent job at really visualising the emotions and messiness that is heartbreak, adding a completely unique take on the feeling. Watch the video below, but, if you don’t like messy faces, you’ve been warned.
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