With their highly-anticipated new EP landing in a few weeks, Hippo Campus have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming collection.
The new single 'Yippie Ki Yay' comes accompanied by a stop-motion style visualiser, directed by Julian Gross, and follows on from the previously shared lead track 'Kick In The Teeth' in previewing their new EP 'Wasteland', which is out on the 14th April via Grand Jury.
Speaking about the new offering, they said, “We initially started writing this song 6 years ago. it’s a story within a story. the narrative follows a character who has been outlawed but zooms out in each chorus to the perspective of the characters writing the story. it deals with “giddying up” in the sense that we gotta keep on keeping on despite not knowing what the fuck we’re doing a lot of the time.
“Imposter syndrome. the etymology of the word “yippie” is not commonly agreed upon, but in the 1936 song “I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)” written by Johnny Mercer about a changing landscape of the traditional cowboy portrait, the lyrics seem applicable to our current state of affairs, perhaps the human condition; the constant observation and resistance to social change. the ugly reflection of a faux cowboy not knowing how to actually, really, truly rope a steer."
Have a listen to 'Yippie Ki Yay' in the player below.