- Publish Date
- Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:03AM
It's been three years since the release of Grouplove's 2017 album, 'Big Mess' and the band is finally back with more.
The alt fivesome unveiled the pounding single, "Deleter" along with an equally gritty music video. In the upbeat, lo-fi video, the band members, dressed in orange jumpsuits, perform the new track in an artsy warehouse and take to the streets of Los Angeles. Blauvelt was the cinematographer on Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s, and fans can catch a glimpse of Hill setting up gear for the band in the clip.
Recorded with producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Solange) and written by the band with Sitek, "Deleter" is a return to form for the L.A. band.
The lyrics reflect on current anxieties: “All this time I thought you were a leader/It turns out you’re only a deleter/Tell your friends that you’re OK/You’re never gonna see them anyway.” After the release of BIG MESS, vocalist Hannah Hooper told Rolling Stone that she was beginning to embrace her role as pop band frontwoman. “I’m in a genre and people look up to me and I’m like … ‘How the fuck did this happen?'” she said. “This is amazing. I don’t know if people out there know that I’m weird because we get generalized as this happy, Southern California pop band. But we really aren’t that way. So it’s exciting to get those kinds of kids who wouldn’t necessarily get to know a woman like me. And it’s like, ‘Guess what!’ Now that you’re at the show, get to know me. I’m an aggressive, powerful woman. I am a voice that I want to be out there.”