Synth-Pop Artist GEOGRAPHER Shares New Video; Tune In To Watch Him On School Night (At Home) Tonight
June 16, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, synth-pop luminary Geographer shares the trippy official video for his newly released bouncy indie-pop earworm, “Hollow (Do You?).” Formed in San Francisco, Geographer is the moniker for now Los Angeles-based artist Mike Deni. Flood called the track, “vibrant synth-pop” and Under The Radar raved, “Deni’s synth soundscapes shift and pulsate, occasionally pulling back for a guitar solo, at other times bursting forth for the shimmering chorus.”
Deni, who co-wrote the song with the artist Evalyn, explains, “This song is about all the bizarre things we say to the people we love the most, that we don’t even mean but in the moment we are so utterly convinced of their righteousness. Basically, it’s the great struggle of being a person. This song asks the question, which I wish people asked themselves much more frequently: do you really mean that?” He adds, “I wrote it with a great artist named Evalyn, the day we first met. Hollow was just languishing as an instrumental track on my hard drive for years, and the second she heard it she just started singing the melody over it. Before we knew it, I had an entire song that was not on my radar at all, but was now potentially my favorite of all of them.”
WATCH (AND SHARE) “HOLLOW (DO YOU?)”
When asked about the video, Geographer says, “I got connected to the Valdez and I was so excited, because it’s very unique in the way they layer text and images. At this point vaccines were getting rolled out, but the world wasn’t quite open yet, so we had them come out to my house in the canyons, and we walked around in the hills behind my house. I put on my best desert colored clothes, fluffed up my hair, and we just sort of roamed around up there filming, with them directing me while we went. The video ultimately speaks to the alluded to theme of the song, the inner vs. outer worlds we live in.”
“Hollow (Do You?)” is off of Geographer’s forthcoming album, Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights, out November 12th. Part social scientist, part troubadour, if Geographer is an expert at anything, it’s precisely chronicling life’s imperfections. He has headlined many national tours, played Outside Lands, Firefly, and other festivals, released two critically acclaimed albums, and performed with such musical luminaries as K.Flay, The Flaming Lips, Young The Giant, Tycho, Ratatat, Betty Who, and Tokyo Police Club.