Hindsight are asking for us to chill a little with their new track “The Frozone Layer”. The first release from the Adelaide band since their 2016 Disposable Paradise EP, the new single (and music video) is being gratefully received by fans of the melodic hardcore five piece.
“The Frozone Layer” music video engages the visual stylings of Crystal Arrow Films and takes us on an upbeat boat tour punctuated by bouncy dance moves, smiles, and beers. It’s a lighter side of Hindsight than we’ve seen before, while still packing an impressive punch.
The nautical time out sees vocal intensity marry up with steady waves of rhythm and drops us easily into a catchy chorus. It’s a pleasure to get swept into the warm layers of guitar at the second verse, punctuated by a cheeky ‘Woo!’, and expressed by easy rhymes that wouldn’t be out of place in an adult Dr Seuss book.
“Chill out, you can learn how to steer
Or disappear in a beer
And feel the same as last year”
Passionately, we’re pulled to a brighter outlook by the band – for the first half of the song at least. The second half of “The Frozone Layer” sees us back on land and more firmly planted and in darkness. Harmonies and melding layers construct a more determined call to think less and feel more.
There’s a lot to love here in this ‘three minute tour’ of a song that travels through light and shade. I’m keen for more from the band as it comes.