Hooray For Earth aren’t afraid of the bombast. Their forthcoming album Racy (to be released on July 29th) has lots of big guitars, drums, and synthesizer noises, all of which echo 80s landmarks ranging from Peter Gabriel’s “No Self Control” to Toto’s “Africa” (yes, really).
“Keys” is the second track on the new record, and it mixes those big sounds with a small, personal story in a way I find very compelling.
Russell discovered indie rock and Amy Seidenwurm at UCLA in the 1980s and has been a big fan of both ever since. He’s a veteran director of commercials, music videos, television, and documentaries, and you can follow his work at russellbates.com.