With Hello Phones’ newest video, the contrast between the romantic and the real is clearly drawn, and, as is becoming more and more popular, the potential for beauty is found in everyday urban society.
The single itself, set to be released on their upcoming EP Tripping the Light this February, sees Hello Phones remaining, in many ways, true to form while still pushing their sound forward. The track is as hip and danceable as any they’ve released prior, and yet, the focus has changed. Any semblance of guitar or rock influence has vanished, replaced instead by airy synths and lush, dreamy vocals that are liberally soaked in reverb.
The result is a single that is at once catchy, stylish, and hypnotic. It is as much mood music as it is a dance track, with a video that embodies the sound: the city, and its nightlife, is, in itself, living art.