It’s Waterparks Wednesday, and the group have launched “Simply Kidding,” the seventh monitor on their forthcoming album, Greatest Hits. Directed by vocalist Awsten Knight and inventive collaborator Jawn Rocha, “Simply Kidding” seems like an intimate glimpse into Knight’s inside psyche.
The video opens with Knight in a white room by himself, taking part in guitar in his socks and denims. The lyrics ring, “I want I used to be lifeless typically so I wouldn’t should verify my cellphone/I want I used to be lifeless typically so I may spend a day alone.” On the 25-second mark, Knight lays down his guitar and disorientedly sings on to the digicam. Seemingly exhausted by the expertise, the digicam loses focus, highlighting a blurry picture of Knight selecting up his guitar once more earlier than he resumes taking part in.
Whereas the simplicity of the video could really feel underrated, Rocha and Knight’s aware resolution to by no means absolutely have the vocalist’s face in focus displays the darkness of the monitor. The video cuts to an all-black display screen on the 2:28-minute mark earlier than listening to a robotic, feminine voice say, “And repeat.” The final 20 seconds of the video are nothing however darkness and silence earlier than it formally involves an in depth.
“This album was clearly made after I was very caught at dwelling, however the three songs that have been made earlier than that have been completed proper earlier than we left for the FANDOM tour,” Knight says. “It was ‘Simply Kidding,’ ‘Secret Life’ and ‘Crying Over It All.’ However the factor is, it really works actually fucking properly, and I made certain as a result of I’m not going to throw songs in only for the fuck of it, nevertheless it performs so properly into the dream factor as a result of ‘Simply Kidding’ might be probably the most blatantly darkish a part of the album.”
You’ll be able to watch the complete video for “Simply Kidding” beneath.
Forward of Biggest Hits launch Could 21 through 300 Entertainment, Waterparks have launched 4 official movies to coincide with the album, together with “Lowkey As Hell,” “Snow Globe,” “You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)” and now “Simply Kidding.” The band additionally carried out the brand new monitor “Numb” on their Anti Tour Veeps efficiency in April.
Whereas touring remains to be on pause on account of COVID-19 restrictions and security protocols, Waterparks will likely be commemorating the discharge of Biggest Hits with a particular livestream efficiency as a part of The Wiltern Livestream Collection June 4. You will get tickets for the occasion here.
Final week, the band additionally launched the complete tracklist for his or her upcoming LP. Spanning 17 tracks, Biggest Hits will mark the group’s longest physique of labor up to now. You’ll be able to see the complete tracklist beneath.
GREATEST HITS MAY 21
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— DANNY FANDOM (@awsten) May 6, 2021
Waterparks Biggest Hits tracklist:
- “Biggest Hits”
- “Lowkey As Hell”
- “Snow Globe”
- “Simply Kidding”
- “The Secret Life Of Me”
- “American Graffiti”
- “You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everybody Was Out To Get You)”
- “Fruit Roll Ups”
- “LIKE IT”
- “Gladiator (Interlude)”
- “Crying Over It All”
- “Ice Tub”
- “See You In The Future.”
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