Canadian quartet Holy Fuck released Congrats, their first album in six years, back in May and we’ve been seriously hooked on it. The album track ‘Neon Dad’ has been recently paired with a video inspired by the tale of David and Goliath. Clocking in at nearly 13 minutes, the video also includes snippets from ‘House of Mirrors’, also taken from Congrats. Speaking to Noisey, Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt explains how the track came about:
“Neon Dad was written mostly during a rehearsal in Sydney Australia during Laneway festival 2011. It was a rare moment where we went for something mid tempo and melodic. Was it a pop song? a future B-side? It pushed the boundaries of our comfort zone. So we pushed back against it, juxtaposing our noisier aesthetic with something uplifting and cathartic. The end result wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of a few of our friends. It was recorded with Loel Campbell on drums, during a live session at the Banff Centre for the Arts with Shawn Everett engineering. Carmen Elle of the band Diana layered in some perfectly icy vocals, recorded in our basement studio in Toronto. Finally Dave Newfeld gave us this mix, turning this song inside out and exposing it’s psychedelic guts. It still scares us but we like it.”
The video for ‘Neon Dad’ was written, directed and edited by Scott Cudmore and you can watch it below.
Congrats is out now via Innovative Leisure and Last Gang.