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  • The Howl & The Hum Drops New Music Video for “Thumbs Up”

  • British alt-folk band The Howl & The Hum has dropped a new cinematic music video for “Thumbs Up”.
    It is a nearly five minute long short film directed by Matthew Thorne.
    The song was released last October. Frontman Sam Griffiths said of the song, “This song was written in the silence after suicides of friends, during depressive episodes, and over non-existent conversations about how we communicate our feelings: our highs, our lows, our loves and losses.”
    He continued to say of the video, “I approached Matthew with the song saying we could approach the video with a lens on mental health, masculinity and silence, and he almost immediately answered with this idea encompassing the Rhondda valleys, where serendipitously both of our families are from, so there's a bunch of odd connections there (family members living on the same street etc).”
  • Director Matthew Thorne said, “It's a story of everything that we all know in different shades in the pattern of growth as a young man. A story of late night takeaways (and the fights they cause), of watching Dad who never spoke about his feelings cry as he sings in the Men's club, of watching your friend wipe the blood from his knuckles after he beat his hands against the brick wall of the Pub after his missus left because that's how he watched his Dad do it, of Uncles who protect you, and Aunties who throw you out the door. Images of Grandma's knitting set against porno, early loves, blow ups with close friends & facing fear.”
  • source : YouTube
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