CuckooLander Pays Tribute to ’80s Nature Specials and Pet Snails in ‘Mother Nature’ Video: Premiere
She's performed alongside Charli XCX and The Libertines, but now, Holly Hardy — better known as CuckooLander — is doin' it on her own.
After what started as just "a little bedroom side project," Hardy began working on her own music as CuckooLander, releasing a debut EP in 2014 and signing with production duo StarGate's publishing company.
Now, CuckooLander returns with a bouncy '80s jam called "Mother Nature," an ode to nature, due out on November 6.
"I have always found it hard to express what nature means to me but after finding out some really sad family news, I found spending time in nature and understanding nature offered me a sense of serenity and spirituality, similar to what I imagine religion offers people,” she says of the track, which fits in nicely somewhere in the alt-pop scene between Little Boots, La Roux and Ladyhawke. (And Charli too, of course.)
Today, we're premiering the video for "Mother Nature" — and we hope you're prepared to be schooled.
“With the video we wanted to bring back elements of educational videos you would watch at school mixed with retro TV shows like Art Attack, Blue Peter, The Really Wild Show and Newsround," she explains of the clip's colorful and quirky throwback concept.
"We mixed some 80’s analog documentary footage with our own footage just because I wanted to go on a woodland hunt to find things like odd pieces of wood, colorful eggs and skulls. My pet snails Party Boy and Mingey also take starring roles in the video and totally outshine me.” Gotta agree — this video's all about the snails.
CuckooLander is up to some rather big things in the very near future, having recently hit the studio with Nick Zanner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij (who just crafted Carly Rae Jepsen's immaculate "Warm Blood") and producer Daniel Ledinsky, of Tove Lo's Queen Of The Clouds jam, "My Gun." She'll also be headlining a show at The Lexington in London at the end of the month and performing with Little May at Bush Hall on October 6.
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