Hermitude x Haiku Hands in “Let It Burn (World’s Gone Mad)” Official Music Video
March 27, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Australia’s hip-hop/electronic producer duo Hermitude and dance indie-pop outfit Haiku Hands come together on the official music video for “Let It Burn (World’s Gone Mad)” from the duo’s studio album Pollyanarchy (out now via Nettwerk Records). A cacophony of hype and punk in its essence, the video lands at a treacherous time in the world for many. Back home, Luke Dubs and El Gusto experienced some scary times throughout the fire season in January of this year. Now in isolation, the duo watches on, trying to once again, make sense of the crisis that’s changing the world around them. Joining forces and reflecting the times as artists do, the song and video illustrate a certain type of chaos unfold in a moto-fueled tour of the city.
Directed by Sean Wehrli, the video is also a celebration between two Australian sweethearts. As long-time friends (having grown up in the Blue Mountains together), past collaborations include “Speak of the Devil” (featuring vocals from Haiku Hands’ Chaos Emerald), and swapped beats on Haiku Hand’s first release “Not About You” (produced by El Gusto). “We knew there was a growing sense of chaos in the world when we were working on this song, and who better to portray that than Haiku Hands! But none of us could have known how intense it was going to get. Sean’s visuals help capture that energy and really compliment the girl’s style as they run amuck,” says Hermitude.
“Let It Burn (World’s Gone Mad)” video is out now via Elefant Traks / Nettwerk Records.
Hermitude’s latest album is a reflection on finding clarity in the chaos. Pollyanarchy is a record of the time spent to meticulously sculpt, experiment and create a piece of work that skillfully blends a diverse assemblage of features like Vic Mensa, BJ The Chicago Kid, Buddy, Bibi Bourelly, Haiku Hands, Hoodlem, Wes Period, Soaky Sirens, Vory, and Electric Fields. In and amongst the eleven tracks, Hermitude yet again produced a future-facing album of coherence and variety that showcases a wide range of influences, from late-night R&B to deep pitched basslines and trap-inflected hooks. The list of collaborations notes the distance in which their music has taken them, bending genres and bridging the gap between electronic music and hip-hop. Pollyanarchy follows Nettwerk Records debut album Dark Night Sweet Light, which landed at #1 on Australia’s ARIA charts, and Top 10 on Billboard’s electronic charts. Standout track “The Buzz” was prominently featured in the Samsung commercial for their new smartwatch Samsung Gear S2, catapulting the track to 82 million streams on Spotify. Festival appearances include Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, SXSW, Lightning In A Bottle, HARD Summer, Life Is Beautiful, Osheaga, Summer Camp and critic support from i-D, SPIN, Vogue, Billboard, YourEDM, Complex, High Snobiety, Hypebeast, Beats 1, Entertainment Weekly, MixMag, DJ Mag, Clash and more.