Hot Hot Heat prep final album with ‘Kid Who Stays In The Picture’ video – watch

Band's last record is due for release in June

Hot Hot Heat have shared the video for new song ‘Kid Who Stays In The Picture’, taken from the band’s final album.

The Canadian band announced plans to release their self-titled final album earlier this year, 14 years after debut ‘Make Up The Breakdown’ was released.

The song was written by frontman Steve Bays about the importance of fighting to stay young at heart and holding on to your innocence for as long as you can.


Speaking to Noisey earlier this year, Bays explained that ‘Kid Who Stays In The Picture’ was inspired by an old friend of his.

“[It] is about my best friend from childhood, who seemed clearly destined for fame. He was the best singer, actor, comedian, athlete… you name it. But as we grew up, I watched his laughter fade to seriousness as ‘real life’ eroded his sense of humour and wonder. He inadvertently taught me the importance of fighting to stay young at heart and holding onto your innocence for as long as you can, because once it’s gone, it’s gone. The lyrics are a bit of a mantra to stay hungry and passionate about selfish interests, so your conscious mind stays self aware and doesn’t get eaten up by the subconscious mind’s potentially lazy sense of doom.”

Since ‘Make Up The Breakdown’ in 2002, Hot Hot Heat have released three more albums including ‘Elevator’ (2005), Happiness Ltd. (2007) and 2010’s ‘Future Breeds’.

‘Hot Hot Heat’ is released via Kaw-Liga Records on June 24. The tracklist is as follows:

‘Kid Who Stays In The Picture’
‘Modern Mind’
‘Pulling Levers’
‘Bobby Joan Sex Tape’
‘Mayor Of The City’
‘Alaskan Midnight Sun’
‘Comeback Of The Century’
‘Sad Sad Situation’
‘The Memory’s Here’


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