SONG PICK: HYYTS – Bad Tattoo (video)
We had Scottish synth-pop duo HYYTS on our radar already, when we featured the video to their beautiful and relevant single “SOS.” The irresistibly pleasing synths vibes got us, paired with the serious subject matter: mental health. Now, Adam and Sam continue to combine ultra-catchy tunes with meaningful messages in their latest release “Bad Tattoo.”
Adam says about the single’s inspiration:
I’d been drinking this highly caffeinated vodka drink that comes in pint cans up in Glasgow called Dragon Soop. I had like three cans of it and it is mental stuff it sent me into mad fever dreams all night. And while steaming I’d given myself a really bad tattoo on the back of my leg which I was kind of regretting but while tossing and turning and thinking about it I dreamed up the whole song! It’s all about scars, whether they’re self-inflicted or otherwise, and the pride they should stand for from getting through a situation and having the marks to prove it. So the idea was to use tattoos as a metaphor of how something painful can leave a positive impression and how being proud of your painful experiences is a beautiful thing.
About the video, Sam says:
For the video we flash between different classic date spots; an Italian restaurant (our landlords place we used to live beside), a bowling alley and (our favourite) cinema. It kind of ended up looking like we were dating each other which is some self-made-super-hot-fandom-kink-sh*t, but we wanted to travel through different memories of a past relationship, as I’m tattooing Adam throughout all the spots to suggest the emotional scars from it all. We’re happy, we’re sad, and everything in between, just like the real thing. We did an actual tattoo and it’s a lovely little doggy.
Wow! What a whirlwind of places and emotions! Great vibe and fantastic new song, which we are happy to feature as our Song Pick of the Day. Check out “Bad Tattoo” now:
Photo credit: Cian McKenzie