Brisbane four-piece Waxflower have revealed the official music video for latest single, “Sixteen Floors“. Frontman Tristan Higginson has spoken about the creative process of making the video and said, “When filming the video for Sixteen Floors, we tried to capture the explosive moments of anxiety and sadness associated with heartbreak. We wanted to tap in to what made the writing process so cathartic, representing those themes visually by cutting between two scenes. One based inside a church, the other inside a car, both portraying opposite sides of a breakdown. I believe Sixteen Floors portrays the chaotic inner monologue I felt at the time of writing.”
The concept of the video was created and directed by Waxflower guitarist Nick Hargens, and can be seen now below.
Led by Tristan Higginson’s raw and emotive vocals, “Sixteen Floors” is an honest and heartfelt body of work. Collaborating once again with the highly-regarded producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly), the result is an anthemic pop/punk track with an authentic emo twist. The band will be donating all streaming revenue from the month of June to Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Black Lives Matter. This will be matched by their label, Rude Records.
Waxflower have also recently revealed that they have signed to prestigious independent label, Rude Records (American Hi-Fi, Blood Youth, Happy., Stand Atlantic, The Maine, Sundressed). It was a no-brainer for the band to join forces with the Rude family, who fully understand and support their goals and visions. “We’re very excited to have such a talented band as Waxflower join the Rude family; they caught our attention from the moment that they hit the Australian scene with the release of Cut Your Teeth. Waxflower have very clear goals and aspirations, and we’re over the moon that we get to play a part in their creative journey.”
Having only formed last January, Waxflower have already cut their teeth on the live scene in and around Australia. Shortly after playing their debut shows, they went on to support Simple Plan and also The Maine. Earlier this year saw the band head out on their debut headline tour, which included a sold-out hometown show in Brisbane. The quartet are now setting their sights on pushing the boundaries globally, and dream of playing iconic UK venues such as the O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium one day, so watch this space…