With their highly-anticipated debut LP landmark released this Friday, fast-rising Minnesotans Hippo Campus have shared a brand new live video for album cut
, ‘simple season’ – as well as announcing news of a full UK/European tour for Autumn 2017.
‘simple season’ offers another look into the world Hippo Campus have created for landmark and follow recent singles ‘way it goes’ and ‘boyish/monsoon’ – some of the band’s most celebrated efforts to date, with substantial support coming from NPR, Noisey,
Consequence Of Sound, Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Greg James, Steve Lamacq and more, whilst sitting a well over 2,500,000 spins on Spotify.
A blissed out yet immediate number, the song finds the band coming of age whilst reflecting on the simplicity of youth. It’s a celebration of friendship and a toast to being a kid but also a timely reminder that whilst life changes, that feeling needn’t be lost.
Filmed live by collaborator Dan Huiting, the shoot took place back at home following a sold out UK run earlier this year and the band are pleased to announced further dates for October 2017 – including a headline show at London’s Koko.
The band’s forthcoming debut ‘landmark’ was written and recorded over the past twelve months and produced by the fast-rising BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis & The Lights, Low). The record marks a true coming of age for the band, exploring an intimate world of universal concepts; love and loss, family and friendship, hope and self-doubt, amongst many others. A milestone at the time in life of which certain questions are answered, but so many more are asked.
Eschewing any of the band’s critically acclaimed previous works, ‘landmark’ is a collection of thirteen brand new Hippo Campus songs – a debut in the truest sense, and one that musically uncovers a series of fresh sounds from the group. Whilst a strong grasp remains on their classic songwriting capabilities, another is held for experimentation and sonic discovery.