Spanish quartet Hinds may be well known for their irrepressible joie de vivre and infectious brand of ramshackle garage rock, but with their new video for Easy, directed by John Strong, they showcase another, darker, more emotional side to their music.
Though no less catchy than the other tracks on their much talked about debut Leave Me Alone, Easy deals with altogether more painful territory as it zeroes in on the dying embers of a relationship:
Easy is the worst moment in the universe during a relationship cause you love him but he doesn’t care anymore. And being in bed with him is giving him nightmares. And you are the hangover in his mornings, and the homework during the day and the pain in his arse. So when you reach that point you can’t help but self-destruct. There is just nothing you can do, it’s too late to take it easy”.
Accordingly, the video centres on the self-annihilation that follows a breakup, with each member of the band spiraling downwards into abuse and addiction, in increasingly graphic ways. The final shots show a sliver of redemption though, with the band slowly but surely reclaiming their strength and independence, and the blooming of a rose showing the promise of a new beginning on the horizon.
Some upcoming live dates
26 – Glastonbury Festival
24 – Tramlines, Sheffield
26 – Reading Festival
27 – Leeds Festival
10 – Bestival
Leave Me Alone is out now on Lucky Number.