HMLTD share Pictures Of You
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Pop provocateurs HMLTD return with brand new single “Pictures Of You”, written and produced by the band and Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels).
“Pictures Of You” is a titanic pop song, with incredible, super-infectious hooks that indicate the direction this brilliantly unique six-piece band are heading. It’s subversive and glamorous and marks the beginning of the next chapter in the HMLTD story. The track is taken from the forthcoming five-track EP “Hate Music Last Time Delete”, released 6th July on RCA.
On HMLTD Justin Tranter says:
“I came across the band on line and my brain exploded. The tracks, the guitar tones, the lyrics, the beautifully odd vocal, and the brilliant visual aesthetic. I stalked them online until they would work with me, and they finally replied, flew out to LA and it was love at first sound.”
“Pictures Of You” comes accompanied by an incredible video, directed by Duncan Loudon of DeepFakes Agency - www.deepfakes.agency
“I've been interested in image ownership and how much of our 'self' we place into images nowadays for a while & how that operates in a time where how we present ourselves is our currency. The nature of a Deep-Fake and other computer learning apps means that it's becoming super easy to accurately swap a face and totally fake a video. As this continues I think the nature of truth online and truth itself will continue to become murkier than it already is.”
“In the internet age, nothing is ever truly removable, and no one entirely forgettable. The effect this has on love and heartbreak is tragic. ‘Pictures Of You’ was written as a song about masturbating to photos, sent by your ex-partner, that you can’t delete. We look at old photos or videos and believe we still love the person in them, but really, we just love that image of them. Then those images become mere vehicles for our own self-love. Like Narcissus himself, you lose yourself in the reflection offered up by these images and the tragedy is complete.”
HMLTD have announced they’ll be supporting Nine Inch Nails over three dates in the US in December alongside The Jesus & Mary Chain.
In their short career HMLTD have already built an impressive following, selling out The Scala and Electric Ballroom to incredible reviews, creating immersive experiences that go way beyond your typical live show. They have featured in Dazed, i-D, Love, The Observer, Vogue, Fader and more.
This summer HMLTD will be performing a string of festival dates across the UK and Europe, including headlining Visions Festival in London, Reading and Leeds Festival and Green Man. See all dates below:
Sun 10th June – Stereoleto Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Mon 11th June – Bolb Festival, Moscow, Russia
Fri 20th July – Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk
Sat 21st July – Truck Fest, Oxford
Sat 4th August – Visions Festival, London
Sun 12th August – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, Romania
Fri 17th August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
Sun 19th August – Rock Al Parque, Bogota, Colombia
Sat 25th August – Reading Festival
Sun 26th August – Leeds Festival
Fri 31st August – Soundrive Festival, Gdansk, Poland
Mon 3rd December - Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco w/ Nine Inch Nails
Tue 11th December - The Palladium, Los Angeles w/ Nine Inch Nails
Wed 12th December - The Palladium, Los Angeles w/ Nine Inch nails
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