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Indie88 Premiere: Hot Flash Heat Wave take a drive through the city in colourful video for ‘m o t i o n s’

San Francisco indie pop trio Hot Flash Heat Wave have shared a new video for “m o t i o n s,” premiering now on Indie88.

“m o t i o n s” is a dreamy tune that channels the psychedelic sounds of electro-pop acts like Tame Impala. With hazy synths and silky vocals, the track feels like it’s made to soundtrack a drive in the sun. It also boasts a pretty catchy hook that’s sure to make you dance. The accompanying video comes packed with shots of Hot Flash Heat Wave driving through a city. It also comes interspersed with colourful clips of the band dancing beneath colourful lights, running on the beach, and performing in a desert.

“This video is a juxtaposition of movement and emotion,” Hot Flash Heat Wave explain. “It’s a non-linear journey across barren lands and cityscapes paired with abstracted vignettes that hint towards a deeper meaning of longing and allow the viewer to craft their own meaning behind the lyrics of the song. We were lucky to work with a wonderful crew of friends on this video over the course of 3 blurry and jam-packed days in LA and other locations around Southern California.”

Watch the video for “m o t i o n s” below.
 


 

About Hot Flash Heat Wave:

Hot Flash Heat Wave is made up of Adam Abildgaard, nick Duffy, and Ted Davis. The trio have known each other since high school. Eventually, Abildgaard and Duffy formed the band, and David joined shortly after.

“It was really just for fun,” Abildgaard explains. “We were doing it because it felt good.”

Last year’s EP, Mood Ring, really saw the group honing in on their sound. The tracks were influenced by artists like Frank Ocean, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, and Toro y Moi.

“It’s the first record where we felt fully in charge of our sound and direction,” Davis explains of the collection. “We were writing more personal music, letting go of ideas about what we should sound like and exploring vulnerable, exciting places.”

Now, Hot Flash Heat Wave have a new album in the works. It’s set to arrive in 2021, and it’ll see the band propelling even further on their sonic trajectory.

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