LP3 arrives today, and to put it plainly: it’s just the best thing Hippo Campus has ever done.
The album was heralded earlier this week by one last teaser from the album. “Bang Bang” has been a fan-favorite since the band started playing it during streams in 2020. Listen to it and it’s obvious why.
On the track, Hippo’s Jake Luppen says,“I was in a long-distance relationship for a long time and I knew that it wasn’t working. But instead of us talking about it, we ignored it. It was a situation where our attraction to each other caused us to neglect all the very logical issues that were at hand.”
In explaining his vision for the video, Turczan says, “The goal for this project was to create an abstract visual language that synchronized with the energy of this song. My inspiration pulls heavily from the pioneers of visual music in animation, namely artists like Oskar Fischinger and Len Lye. It was also a nice challenge to incorporate the feel of the album artwork into this piece so that everything exists as a ben-day halftone pattern on newsprint.”
“Bang Bang” follows the band’s charismatic late-night rendition of “Ride or Die” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, which Corden deemed “brilliant.” Check it out below.