Waterparks have released the music video for their new single, “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 color palette. In the visual, Awsten debuts a brand new look– a show-stopping multi-colored 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 scenescape and fight off adversaries, the “Lowkey As Hell” visual depicts the band in a pastel dreamworld with superheroic 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 chantable 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.