St. Paul, Minnesota-born indie outfit Hippo Campus formed in 2013 with one simple goal in mind: “Let’s start a band and make our friends dance.” Five years later, their forthcoming sophomore record Bambi treads into “much darker terrain… with a frenetic yet fragile beauty that makes even the most painful moments feel glorious.”
Bambi arrives digitally on September 28 via Grand Jury.
“‘Bambi’ was the last song added to the record and potentially the most elusive,” vocalist Jake Luppen said in a release. “We wrote the original idea in our practice space with a drum machine, op-1, guitar and rhodes. We sat with session for several months before we had the major melodic breakthroughs. The lyrics deal with the challenges of being a friend to those around you when your mental health is getting in the way.”
Check out the Kyle Sauer-directed video for “Bambi” below.
Bambi Track List
05 Why Even Try
06 Think it Over
Image via Daniel Topete