Video of the Moment #1964: Hurts

By on Wednesday, 25th November 2015 at 6:00 pm

Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson – Manchester dark electropop duo Hurts – released their third album ‘Surrender’ last month. (You can read my review of their new LP through this link.) It’s quite an interesting album, as it shows a definite evolution from their early origins with 2010’s ‘Happiness dark synthpop to a dancier, poppier, more mainstream direction. The song ‘Wings’ from the new album, however, is more in the vein of what one might consider the ‘classic’ Hurts sound: sweepingly beautiful, yet also breathy and anthemic.

I’ve chosen this video as the last video before we go on Thanksgiving break for a specific reason: as you watch the video for ‘Wings’ below, you’ll see the highs and the lows in the life of a musician, and some of their fans on YouTube I are interpreting the promo as being at least partly autobiographical about the rise and fall of Hutchcraft and Anderson’s own careers as part of Hurts. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of musicians’ lives, and more than just money and fame.

Even if you’re not a musician, there is a take home message here: stay grounded and more importantly, keep the ones you love close and treasure them. Given how our music community has been shattered because of recent events, I can’t imagine a better sentiment for right now than this. We’ll see you back here on Monday.


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