Hilltop Hoods are making their return to the world stage with their new single ‘Clark Griswold’. The song, featuring the soulful voice of emerging star Adrian Eagle is released today through HTH/UMA and is Hilltop Hoods first new material since the bands critically acclaimed 2016 album ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’.
‘Clark Griswold’ is a song about becoming a father and taking account of our weaknesses as a result. On a basic level it’s about being a flawed person that’s trying to do better.’
Hilltop Hoods have also released the companion video for the single which was filmed by Richard Coburn on location in Ironbank SA.
‘As the video for ‘Clark Griswold’ is dropping on Friday the 13th we thought we’d better at least try to incorporate some horror movie elements, albeit pretty tame (we wanted it to be horrifically violent, but even more than that, we didn’t want YouTube pulling it.) As you watch the clip you see generation after generation of Dad’s go missing. The suspect? I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s probably the guy with the axe wearing the clown mask? (Spoiler)’
Throughout their career Hilltop Hoods have stayed ahead of the game with ever-evolving sounds on each record, creating ground-breaking remixes as well as starting new musical partnerships with artists from all different genres from all over the world.
The group have sold a staggering 1.6 million singles and nearly 1 million albums including the 5 x Platinum ‘Cosby Sweater’ and ‘1955’ Feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum, with sales of almost 1 million albums including the double platinum ‘State Of The Art’, ‘Drinking From The Sun’ and ‘Walking Under Stars’.
They’ve garnered enormous industry accolades with 8 x Aria’s, a J Award, 6 x songs in the Top 10 of triple j’s Hottest 100, 5 x Top 10 ARIA Singles, and 5 x #1 ARIA Albums to their name. On the live front, the 2016 ‘Restrung tour’ (featuring Australia’s best orchestras and choirs) saw over 50,000 fans attend the sold-out Arenas and Hilltop Hoods achieved their biggest national tour to date.
‘Clark Griswold’ feat. Adrian Eagle is out now through HTH/UMA