Exclusive: Hail Your Highness’ New Video Is A Gorgeous Dreamscape
On paper alone, Hail Your Highness sound poetic: two sisters from Grayling, Michigan, who play dreamy emotional music that swirls together aspects of genres ranging from hard rock to shoegaze to trap. But it’s their music, with its unorthodox song structures, dreamy dual vocals, and lava-flow undercurrent of distortion and aggression, that completes the picture. As a whole, Hail Your Highness is bigger than its individual parts, a project with no easy genre designation or niche market that sounds like music you heard in a false memory.
The video for Hail Your Highness’ new track, Duality, captures this sense of fleeting but deep resonance. While the song itself is an ethereal cloud of danceable beats and intertwined female vocals, the video is a hallucinatory montage of both primal and baroque imagery. The combination causes an instant emotional reaction from the viewer, which is a testament to the band’s ability to tap into something visceral.
“We really wanted to fully push ourselves into a realm we’ve only been dabbling in over the span of our last 3 EP’s,” says vocalist/guitarist/bassist Jessie Bobenmoyer. “With Duality only being a single, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to do something a little different and really immerse our music in the music that has been inspiring us which has steadily been Architects, The 1975, and BTS.”
“Duality really features just that,” adds vocalist/drummer Nikki, “our duality as musicians and our capabilities to merge those three genres, metalcore, British pop, and all the K‑Pop we listen to into this one single. It’s an apparent and deliberate change, but it’s still us. It’s still HYH.”
“The visuals for this video were definitely new territory,” adds Jessie. “Having the abilities to shoot at 5K with such a high level of quality was almost overwhelming. Our producer Bone at Threshold absolutely went above and beyond for us on both the song and the video. We couldn’t have done it without him.”
Lose yourself in Duality below:
If you want to get into Hail Your Highness, their music is all available on their Bandcamp.
Witness the band live next month with ReasonDefine at one of the following dates:
01 — Memphis, TN — Rockhouse Live Memphis
02 — Chattanooga, TN — Music Box Ziggy’s Chattanooga
03 — Acworth, GA — Connect Live
04 — Spartanburg, SC — GroundZero
05 — Johnson City, TN — The Hideaway
06 — Lexington, KY — Best Friend Bar
07 — Indianapolis, IN — Hoosier Dome
08 — Fort Wayne, IN — The Glory Hub
09 — Kalamazoo, MI — Shakespeares Lower Level
29 — Traverse City, MI — Studio Anatomy
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