L.A. wunderkind Austin W. Anderson (fka Austin Feinstein) quickly made a name for himself as a guitarist working with Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean. His band Slow Hollows creates hazy post-punk songs that'll get you in your feelings, and, today, they're back with the glittery "Lessons For Later." The FADER is premiering the video for the song, which was directed by BROCKHAMPTON's Kevin Abstract.
In an email, Anderson explained how "Lessons," which is one of the first songs he wrote for Slow Hollows's upcoming project, came into the world.
"While it differs majorly from past production, it's not necessarily indicative of a new sound," he said. "Rather than hold it back with standard percussion instruments, we really wanted to make sure to serve the song first... and that required a heavy reliance on synthesizers. Programmed instruments used to be sort of a dirty word in the world we come from, but at the end of the day, nobody cares about anything but the finished product."
"For me, lyrics used to be something that were formed post-instrumental, and I felt like it was time to start seeing the words have just as much as importance as the instrumental. "Lessons" was made as somewhat of a personal reminder that hell is not "other people," and that we should take pride in the fact that we're all lucky enough to just be alive. It's a simple sentiment that obviously has several layers, but the ability to experience love and beauty without distraction really is an incredible thing. Sometimes it takes reminding."
Thumbnail image via Evan Tan