There’s exciting news from Belgian instrumental five-piece STUFF., who have conquered our ears with their adventurous, groovy and dance-oriented sound, embracing songwriting and improvisation, and amalgamating genres like jazz, hip-hop, funk and electronica. Following their 2017 phenomenal album, Old Dreams, New Planets, the quintet are back with their third album, T(h)reats, set for release on May 7th through Sdban Ultra. Along with album announcement STUFF. have shared ‘Honu’, which serves as the first outlandish and exhilarating single from the album. Named after the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, the single comes paired with a video accompaniment and the band offered some insight into it:
“The video for HONU made by volk.be, is based on the Guy Vandenbranden ‘Composition’ artwork from 1967 and combines 70-ish graphics with images of a Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) — the inspiration behind the song’s title.
The landscape was paradisiacal, as if it were plucked straight from the front of a postcard. Not a cloud marred the sky, the only thing that stirred the surroundings was a gentle breeze that rippled gently through the crystal clear waters. It were as if you were looking through a glass floor; the vibrant colours of the sea life and seabed below bursting forth in HD. It all felt too perfect, too squeaky clean. Something ugly had to be lurking somewhere.”
Watch the video for ‘Honu’ below.