World renowned Australian Hip Hop artists Hilltop Hoods have recently released their brand new single titled Clark Griswold, suitably named after Chevy Chase’s character in National Lampoon’s. This track is quite the Dad anthem, and has been described by the band as ‘an ode to fatherhood and accepting our flaws’. The song features Adelaide born singer/songwriter Adrian Eagle, an artist previously featured on Triple J’s Unearthed. Almost two years after their last record, Hilltop Hoods have released this banger of a song in conjunction with a music video that depicts a mock horror film, where a bunch of dad’s go missing mysteriously.
The song starts off with a moment of soulful piano, before kicking straight into the chorus, vocalised by Adrian Eagle. The chorus is about a dad who’s just trying to do his best for his family. After that, The Hoods come in with their masterfully spun rhymes. The song is upbeat and hooky, featuring a groovy bass line, and an awesome brass section. The lyrics are relatable and memorable, and are sure to have an impact on any listener. The bridge flows in with some smooth vocals, once again by Adrian, and features the lyrics “Life can be so beautiful, but sometimes I feel like I make a mess of everything.” Jazzy drums give the song a really smooth feeling, making for a track that is very easy to listen to.
Once again, as expected, the Hilltop Hoods have delivered an absolute banger of a single. If this track is indicative of their future music, I think we’re all in for a big treat. The lads are set to be releasing a new album in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that! You can keep up to date with everything Hilltop Hoods via social media or their website, and you can hear their new track Clark Griswold on iTunes and Spotify. They’re touring in Europe at the moment, but hopefully they’ll be back in Australia soon so all of us here can hear this awesome track live!