Premiere: Halcyon Drive get a few grey hairs in the clip for Only Youth
In a bid to "explore the idea of what do we do with our youth" in a bit of a different way, the Melbourne electro-rock group get a makeover.
Melbourne trio Halcyon Drive have been on a bit of a consistent run across the last twelve months, with a three-peat of brilliant singles, capped off with last month's Only Youth, exploring their unique and incredibly exciting electronic-meets-rock sound, one that puts them somewhere on the genre map nearby a more low-key DZ Deathrays-type. Only Youth perhaps offers the most clear-cut evidence of this sound, mixing catchy pop hooks that'll get stuck in your head for hours with a bouncy synth backbone and muffled guitar melodies, offering something a touch brighter and joyous than their past work, but still consistent to their unique sound.
Today arrives the single's official video clip and it, if anything, makes the song only more charming, taking a left-field look at youth and aging by growing a few grey hairs and getting a couple of wrinkles as they undergo a bit of a makeover. "While the song essentially explores the idea of what do we do with our youth - how do we spend our time, how do we waste it, etc - this video for Only Youth takes a little bit of a tangent," says lead singer Mick Oechsle on the clip, which is a bit of a 'cherry on top' moment for a band that have gone from strength to strength both in recording and live over 2018. "We worked with a couple of local makeup artists to age ourselves up, play on the theme and explore what's possible at any age! We directed, filmed and edited it all ourselves and are super proud of another really fun clip. Keep your eyes peeled for the Beyoncé inspired choreography at the end."
Watch the clip below, Beyoncé choreography and all, and stay tuned as the band launch balding-head-first into what's bound to be a big 2019 ahead.
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