Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lovely Bad Things Official Video for "Hiding to Nothing" Stays True Premieres on Ghettoblaster




















On March 31st Lovely Bad Things released the most effervescent 13.06 minutes of blissfully DIY deep post rock indie sounds in the EP "Homebodies" via Burger Records and today, on Lauren's birthday, the video for the second track "Hiding to Nothing" has premiered on Ghettoblaster.
The video like the EP is a handcrafted love affair. Long time friend and cinema artist Allyson Hernandez who directed the video taped tinged 90-ish "Teenage Grownups" video on "Hiding to Nothing" went for a shiny sheen glitter filled pristine look amping up an off kilter tone with close ups that feel too close and a post card look that feels kind of 80's on yellow pills meets M.C Escher.

The shots look all so artificial in a purposeful way with the band  (Lauren, Camron, Brayden, Tim and Wesley) looking a little lost and sad as if they are stuck in some other world in the Twilight zone. This tone only highlights the lyrical content full of disjointed feelings. On their Facebook page the band expands on the meaning of the song title and song:
(Hiding to Nothing) "is kind of our ode to our struggle in trying to get things moving the past few years. The title is from an idiom, on a hiding to nothing that describes feeling like you're bound to lose, no matter how hard you try. Despite the negative connotation, we're actually trying to be positive here, honest! Cause even when the odds are stacked against you, you can still beat those odds by realizing that sometimes the world is spouting total bullshit that you can't make room for anymore. It's a song about finding strength to be true to yourself and keep on going, even when you don't know where to begin."
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Robb Donker




Hiding to Nothing
Lyrics by Lauren Nicole Curtius

Oh, what can I do?
All I do is hide
Revisit the old news.

A light, is a light, is a light.
A light I need to shine
On the self that I don’t mind, right now.

I spent too much time
Pulling things out of their place.
Making space, for lacking order.
And I need to face the way-- the way we are.

Why, why am I buying
Into all the lies
I tell myself daily?

And why, why am I dwelling
Dwelling on delusions
And getting nowhere, lately?

I spent so much time
Wondering if I’m crazy.
And I don’t try to make it better.
If I could, I would, and I should… but I don’t know how.

I spent too much time
Pulling things out of their place.
Making space, for lacking order.
And I need to face that--

I spent all my time
Wondering if I’m crazy (pulling things out of their place)
And I don’t try (making space)
To make it better (for lacking order)
If I could, I would, and I should… but I don’t know how.

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