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Pause Applause - “Islands”

PRØHBTD is proud to partner with Berlin-based Kiwis Pause Applause for the premiere of their new video “Islands.”

“‘Islands’ was a track inspired by a relationship, but really ties into that feeling of wanting to escape to that place of comfort you may call it home,” explains Pause Applause singer Simon Hughes. “For us, we grew up on a small island at the bottom of the world, and although we left New Zealand behind and moved to Berlin because we were all yearning for more adventure, sometimes there’s a part of you that reminisces on the comfort and familiarity of home.”

“Islands” is the first single from the band’s new EP, Revive, currently available on its Bandcamp page. Revive is the follow up to Alive, which together constitute a double EP that references the singer’s bipolar disorder, as diagnosed in 2014. The indie pop trio originally debuted under the name Hughes Brothers with their Take Me On EP. 

Hughes continues, “The video was filmed in one shot and is intended to pay homage to a scene in the movie The Graduate. It was shot out in the Australian outback country by cinematographer Ryan Alexander Lloyd and directed by Lewis Attey, who collected as many actor friends as they knew to create one big beautiful scene of anger, love and regret. The timing was obviously incredibly important for this video, being a one shot, so our actors running skills were put to the test big time.”

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