Miami Horror Launch new era of their career with single ‘Restless’
Almost two years after their last EP, The Shapes, MIAMI HORROR have returned with ‘Restless’, launching a new era for the project. The band have filled dancefloors and festival stages globally, living and writing between their hometown of Melbourne and their new home, Los Angeles. With their latest offering, the band presents the changing world in which they work in with a glimpse of what’s to come sonically for the band.
‘Restless’ is a step away from the live instrumentation and heavier vocals featured on The Shapes. A return to their roots, the band have re-embraced their collaborative and producer based sound. ‘Restless’ is a step towards this reimbursed vision. It’s a soul, funk and RNB filled synth-pop banger that’s ready to uplift audiences.
Producer Benjamin Plant explains this creative decision, saying that “The Shapes was always meant to be a one off conceptual project, so once that was complete I began moving back towards the original creative process that Miami Horror started with; a simpler approach to production, and a continued emphasise on outside vocalists”.
The track itself mixes a heartfelt vocal and lo-fi pop style guitar with 70’s retro drums. These connote some serious nostalgic vibes, whether a childhood memory, last weekend or a first love, the track has strong emotional power. This sentiment is directly reflected in the video clip.
Directed by Keenan Wetzel, the sepia filtered clip features quirky characters interacting with a hint of lust.
The track is a perfect warm up for Australia’s winter, oozing with brightness and warmth. It reignites the easy-going charm that audiences fell in love with when they broke out in 2009. It opens a new chapter in the Miami Horror story and we’re intrigued to see where this track leads them into the future.
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS