Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’
Hilltop Hoods have today released a brand new single and also unveiled the video for ‘1955’ feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum.
Premiering on Triple j breakfast this morning, MC Suffa says ‘1955’s about living in a small town, a place where things don’t change too much. I called it 1955 because sometimes living in a small town is like living in a different era. I actually love small town life, obviously it has its drawbacks, but I really enjoy the simplicity and being part of a community.’
On working with Triple j unearthed artist singer /songwriter Montaigne, and beatboxer Tom Thum he says ‘I loved working with Montaigne and Tom. Montaigne has such an amazing natural gift and a great energy. When you watch her record you can tell that she’s going to have such a big life. Obviously Tom is incredibly gifted too. He can rhyme, produce, beatbox, b-boy, paint… To tell the truth, he’s so talented that sometimes it’s actually kind of frustrating being friends with him.’
Teaming up again with director Rich Coburn, the video for ‘1955’ is about ‘Little men from Mars fire rage-inducing lasers at a humble fifties diner. You know, that old chestnut’
Rich Coburn says “This clip plays around with the wholesome image of the 1950s that exists in our minds. Set in a diner, it’s a world where everything is perfect and the people polite and happy. However, we see this through the eyes of an outsider. A young girl sits observing everything and it’s through her eyes that we see beneath the surface things are not what they seem. As the radio talks of Flying Discs in the sky, it’s almost like our “Visitor” has a capacity to reveal the repressed emotions within our perfect world inhabitants until all those pent up emotions explode.”
To celebrate the release of the album, Hilltop Hoods will be undertaking their biggest and most adventurous domestic tour to date playing arenas in five capital cities. The Restrung Tour, which will see the only Hilltop Hoods headline performances in 2016, promises to be an extraordinary event as it brings to life the music from ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ with Australia’s best orchestras and choirs plus special guest Maverick Sabre (UK). Once again, Hilltop Hoods continue to rewrite the Hip Hop rule-book.
Hilltop Hoods ‘The Restrung’ Tour Dates Below:
Saturday April 2 – Allphones Arena, Sydney (All Ages) With Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Chamber Choir & Maverick Sabre
Friday April 8 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (All Ages) With Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Show Choir & Maverick Sabre
Saturday April 16 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide (All Ages) With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Singers & Maverick Sabre
Saturday April 23 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (All Ages) With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Polyphonic Voices & Maverick Sabre
Saturday April 30 – Perth Arena, Perth (All Ages) With West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Giovanni Consort & Maverick Sabre
All tickets are available @ http://www.ticketek.com.au
Hilltop Hoods ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ Album
Released Friday Feb 19th 2016 – Pre-order Available Now.
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