Hippo Campus return this week with “Bambi,” a new single and music video from the album of the same name. It’s 10 incredibly beautiful and thoughtful new tunes, and it is set for digital release September 28th, with a physical date to follow later this year.
The album was recorded in Minneapolis with BJ Burton, who helmed the sessions for last year’s landmark, in addition to records from Bon Iver, Francis & The Light, Sylvan Esso and more.
The music video, directed by Kyle Sauer, is available above. When asked about the song, singer/guitarist Jake Luppen said, “‘Bambi’ was the last song added to the record and potentially the most elusive. We wrote the original idea in our practice space with a drum machine, op-1, guitar and rhodes. We sat with session for several months before we had the major melodic breakthroughs. The lyrics deal with the challenges of being a friend to those around you when your mental health is getting in the way.”
The band has also announced another float of dates, this round over on the west coast of the US and dotting all of Europe. Find them all in our tour section, and keep an eye out for physical pre-orders are coming next week.