If you follow The Hadleys on Instagram you’ve probably noticed they haven’t been hanging around their hometown of Charleston much. In fact, they’ve spent a lot of time in New York City recently in the writing phase for the next record, the follow-up to their 2016 Heart Peaks. On Heart Peaks the band made their first big jump stylistically, moving away from their folk roots shown under the previous name Volcanoes in the Kitchen. Lyrically Heart Peaks is honest and bare, touching on love and loss. Musically they started to integrate more electronic elements into their overall pop sound, still retaining their signature touches.
With their two new videos The Hadleys went black and white in the style of Bob Dylan’s 1965 video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. I don’t think Dylan had any idea how popular lyric videos would become all these years later, but by borrowing Dylan’s approach The Hadleys created something much more interesting than words wiping across the screen.