Montreal's Hoan are gearing up to release their Modern Phase EP this month, and they are showing it off a bit with the new video for "Inside Touch." Directed by Alexander Maxim Seltzer, the video can be seen below.
In a statement, singer Alex Nicol had this to say about the track:
"Inside Touch" is the oldest song on Modern Phase, and it has gone through many different arrangements. We did not have a set idea for the song going into recording, and in the studio we we worked the guitar and synth tones so they sometimes blend in a way you can't differentiate. Both synth and guitar play the same arpeggiated riff with different effects (tremolo and overdrive on the guitar) although a similar tone. The guitar starts as a hard pan to the left that transfers slowly to a 10'o clock pan (where the synth is panned), and once it reaches the synth the guitar stays at 10 o'clock and the synth slowly transfers to a center pan. This technique reminds the listener of the motion of a wave. For the video we wanted to capture the intimacy of the song in visual form by presenting ourselves with minimal distraction. The song is about overcoming self-consciousness and opening up to someone new.
Watch the video below, where you'll also find the band's upcoming tour dates. Hoan will be playing as part of CMW at Exclaim!'s showcase at the Baby G on April 21. You can learn more about all the Baby G showcases here.
Modern Phase is due out April 28 via Fantome Records.
04/20 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood *
04/21 Toronto, ON - Baby G ^
04/26 Montreal, QC - RITZ PDB
05/05 Winooski VT - Waking Windows Music Festival / BSTB SHOWCASE
* with Big Knife Little Knife
^ with Duchess Says
% with She Devils