Set to land on Hutson’s upcoming album ‘Beginners’, which is produced by Bridgers, ‘Get The Old Band Back Together’ was inspired by a drummer who put down his sticks to pursue a career as a building inspector.
“A few years ago I ran into the drummer of a still-together band from my high school, who had just been kicked out,” Hutson explained. “When he told the singer he’d been considering becoming a building inspector, the guy gave him an ultimatum: the band or inspecting buildings. He chose to inspect buildings, a decision that may have been impacted by the fact that the band never played a show or recorded a song. Still, he was pretty bummed about it, and that gave me the idea for this song.”
He continued: “I had been wanting to make something with my director friend Michael Tyrone Delaney, who’d had this idea to splice up old talent show footage with footage of me and some friends showcasing some of our own ‘talents.’ My partner, Sharon Silva, showcases her Irish dancing. My childhood hero, Conor Oberst, takes an aggressive, impromptu harmonica solo in the video (and on the recording). My adulthood hero and best friend, Phoebe Bridgers, plays a master of puppets. We shot it in April so everyone had to self tape.”
Watch the Michael Tyrone Delaney-directed video for ‘Get The Old Band Back Together’ above.
Due to begin at 4 pm (BST), the stream will see a number of bands and artists take on classic tracks by The 1975.
The singer released her debut album ‘Stranger In The Alps’ in 2017, and its follow-up will arrive on June 19 via Dead Oceans.