Watch our interview with Greatest Hits below!
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East Coast band Greatest Hits are keeping the hits coming with their dazzling new single, Spicy. The groove-laden track navigates shunning the fear of being judged, instead choosing to cut loose and live your best life.
The release arrives alongside an official visual, directed by the band alongside long-time collaborator Benjamin Robinson. We'll be spending the rest of our week learning that funky choreography.
Speaking of the track, frontman Ryan Cooper shares: “I was never the super confident kid. I particularly remember watching others shred up the dance floor, while I watched from the side. I had all the desire, but never the boldness to back it up. I think we’ve all felt the pressure of onlooking eyes, which has stopped us stepping out into something, or letting our true selves loose. “Spicy” is about revisiting those feelings, recognising the fire in your belly, and throwing caution to the wind.”
The musical project of Australian Musician Ryan Cooper, the band was formed 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 debut EP, Volume One, set the groundwork for the experimental nature of their music, mixing nostalgic sounds with contemporary melodies. The refreshing lyrical sarcastic approach to heavy subject matter creates relatable conversations over an inviting soundscape that offers listeners a space of contemplation. The relatable nature of the tracks are effortlessly introspective without the band attempting to create an ostentatious body of work. Read our full review of Volume One, here!
Spicy is out now! Watch the visual below.