Seminal Sydney head-bangers Hurst are back with another self produced anthem, ‘Purple & Green’. Continuing with the DIY theme, the band produced and directed the music video for the track themselves. Check it out below.

We had a chat with the band, and got them to take us behind the track to learn more about how it came to be, and what it means to them.

On the song…

“I admit that I’m very much among the first out there to hide my problems and struggles with mental health. And there’s this war between my heart and head over how I should live my life. The older I get, the more I understand that saving face is unsustainable. Fact is, I’m vulnerable, I’m an unfinished work and just because things don’t line up or make sense, doesn’t mean they never will. I hope this song can mean something to you as it does to me.”

“I hope it can help you project whatever deep emotions and thoughts are percolating in you. I hope it can open doors to be more of who you really are.”

– Ana Veira (vocals/rhythm guitar)

On the video…

“We spent zero dollars putting together our music video for “Purple & Green”, but you can probably tell. So we capitalised on the lo-fi factor, channelling an old school DIY video feel and visual effects you used to find on Windows Movie Maker.

The song was written about my balancing act between how I think and how I feel. We did multiple takes showing apathy, happiness, anger and erratic behaviour to show you the polarising experience inside my head. It chops and changes, is sometimes uncontrollable, confusing and can be very isolating.”

“I can’t explain it, but I have an assurance in some kind of silver lining that it’ll make sense soon.”

– Ana Veira (vocals/rhythm guitar)

Purple & Green’ is the 2nd single to be released from the band’s forthcoming 2nd EP, sadface scheduled for release July 13th 2018. HURST have just embarked on their sadface tour, check out the remaining dates below.

JULY 8 – The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale NSW

JULY 13 – Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington NSW

JULY 28 – Lust 4 Live, Dubbo NSW

AUGUST 4 – Hornsby Inn, Hornsby NSW

AUGUST 5 – Symposium, Sydney NSW

SEPTEMBER 14 – Lennox Groove, Lennox Head NSW

NOVEMBER 17 – The Vic Hotel, Orange NSW