Pop-rock trio Waterparks have released the music video for ‘Lowkey As Hell’. Directed by the band’s frontman Awsten Knight, the video is imaginative and surrealist with comic book-like stylings and a bold colour palette. In the visual, Awsten debuts a brand new look– a show-stopping multi-coloured hairstyle that matches the saturated florals featured in the video.
The highly-conceptual and visually effected music video for ‘Lowkey As Hell’ opens with the three-piece performing on flower-filled greenery, later revealing their scaled-down nature as they’re weeded out of the garden. Proceeding to track the band as they wander down a chromatic suburban scene-scape and fight off adversaries, the ‘Lowkey As Hell’ visual depicts the band in a pastel dreamworld with super-heroic characteristics.
‘Lowkey as Hell’ is an exciting release from Waterparks. Over a glitchy bounce, Awsten confesses, “I just cried into a shirt I could never afford last year” before detailing, “Drake problems.” It builds towards a chant-able refrain—“I’m highkey and lowkey as hell”–backed by a rush of distortion. Reminiscent of early 2000s emo rock, the track is a deftly-crafted pop rock anthem, with heavy-hitting drums and vibrant vocals, lyrically musing on the band’s exponential growth in popularity and its influence on their personal lives.
“The song is a recap of the last year or so,” Awsten states. “it really describes what’s been going on and who I am. When I’m on stage, I’m a forward-facing, extroverted presence. At the same time, I’m also the biggest hermit ever. I just like to stay in, ignore my phone a lot, and write. I’m naturally reserved in my day-to-day life. The juxtaposition of loud materialism versus private emotion in that opening line really encapsulates the feeling I wanted to get across in the rest of the song.”