Today sees the return of the multi-platinum selling and award-winning HILLTOP HOODS to the world stage with their new single Show Business. The song, produced by One Above and featuring US soul singer Eamon, is released through Island Records Australia/Universal Music Group worldwide. Show Business is the Adelaide Trio’s first offering from a new album since 2018.
Suffa says: ‘The idea for ‘Show Business’ came from something my buddy Dools used to say to me whenever he’d call me on the road. I’d inevitably be stuck at a gas station in the middle of nowhere with a hangover whenever he’d call, weeks away from getting home and he’d always laugh and say ‘What, and quit show business?’ The downs can be quite serious in the music business, particularly over the last two years, but the ups make it worth it. Eamon was the perfect guest for this song, as he’s experienced all of the ‘ins and outs’ of the industry. Apart from that, we are huge fans of his music.’
On the collaboration Eamon says: ‘It’s a smash song and I think many people will love it for years to come. It was an enjoyable experience making the song. The guys are easy to work with and they’re super talented which makes everything go smoother. I say this with all honesty, Hilltop Hoods are a class act. I consider them friends and working with them has been a great experience.’
Today HILLTOP HOODS have also released the companion video for Show Business, which was filmed by acclaimed Blue Tongue Films director Nash Edgerton (Mr Inbetween, Gringo) on location in Sydney.
Nash says: ‘I totally relate to the sentiment of the song that no matter what ups and downs this business throws at us what else would we do. The concept for the video was to cast the Hoods as ultimate kids’ entertainers in a world where kids rule. Pitting kids and clowns against each other was even more fun than I imagined it would be. Both sides were super keen to beat down on the other. Also, we had a clown consultant who was very impressed with the Hoods clowning…could be a good side hustle for the boys.’