- Tiana Speter
VIDEO PREMIERE: "ICBM" (HOUG)
BOASTING SOME SNAZZY PSYCHEDELIC GOODNESS TO SPICE UP YOUR WEEK, THE BRAND NEW CLIP FROM MELB CHILLWAVE MACHINE HOUG IS A TRIPPY DIY DELIGHT - AND YOU CAN CATCH ICBM IN ALL ITS TECHNICOLOURED GLORY PREMIERING TODAY ON THE SOUNDCHECK.
Starting his musical journey in earnest back in 2016, Melbourne-based Singapore native Houg merges personal experience in a bewitching combo of chillwave, neo-pscyh, trip hop and beyond, as potently displayed on his most recent track ICBM. And while his self-produced and self-mastered debut EP The Oscillation Scene isn't due out until early next year, the man himself has today gifted a treat to tide your senses over with a brand new clip to accompany his new tune.
An earnest storyteller engaged with passionately displaying his emotional state via his hypnotic tones, it comes as no surprise that the new video is one of quirk and substance, painting a cautionary tale to betraying your own ideals to please others:
“The video is about finding contentment without losing oneself, presenting the journey of the protagonist losing himself in his quest for the acceptance of his peers. In his urgency on this journey, he finds himself cheating on his ideals, then struggling with the ramifications of guilt and accusation. It’s also my first time delving into animation, even if for only a brief moment in this video.” - Houg
An artist firmly committed to finding his way in the Aussie music scene after moving from Singapore earlier this year, it's Houg's refreshing substance that glimmers above the trickling ear candy that saturates his chill as heck tunes - and there's undoubtedly a heap more sonic beauty to come from this breezy artist in the very near future.
CATCH AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF HOUG'S BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ICBM BELOW - AND IF YOU'RE IN MELBOURNE IN DECEMBER, BE SURE TO CATCH HOUG IN ACTION LAUNCHING HIS BRAND NEW SONIC BABY.
LAUNCH INFO BELOW, AND FOR ALL OTHER HOUG INFO, HEAD HERE.
HOUG 'ICBM' LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday 12th December
Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy VIC
BY TIANA SPETER