The band continues their combination of 70's sounds, sunshine pop and neo-psych.
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Greatest Hits have dropped their latest single, Phil, Slow It Down, alongside a music video for the track. The song is the follow up to the bands 2019 debut single, Mortals.
Filmed during lockdown in frontman Ryan Cooper’s hometown of Maryborough, the clip features Cooper in the role of ‘Phil’, a hyper, distracted and absent character who seems to be running from all responsibilities. The clip was directed by Cooper’s brother-in-law, Benjamin Robinson with the track produced and mixed by Sean Cook, known for his work with Bombay Bicycle Club, MGMT, Best Coast.
Cooper formed the band as a worldwide collective of friends, with members hailing from Northern England, the South of France, Los Angeles and Nashville. Beginning in Leeds, Cooper collaborated with musician Josh Macyntire (Marmozets/Dream Ceremony), who was staying with the Aussie artist. Enlisting more English musicians, the band put together their debut gig which was quickly followed up with gigs supporting the likes of Halfnoise, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Holy Wave, The Districts. This led to performance slots at festivals such as Live at Leeds, This Must Be the Place, Leeds Emerging.
The band now find themselves in Australia, after having to leave the UK due to visa issues. They stopped over in Nashville and New York, where the band wrote and recorded their debut single, Mortals. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the band find themselves as a trio, made up of Ryan Cooper, Chelsea Foley and Henry Chatham.
"At itʼs core, Greatest Hits is about handling the heavy things, lightly,” Cooper expressed in a press release for the new track. “We want to flip it on itʼs head - laugh at our insecurities, and point out our struggles, while having a good time!” A great mantra for a band whose origin story is as captivating as their music and visuals.
Check out the clip below!