video premiere: "Baseboards" ft. Briana Marela - Hoop
It's been little more than a year since Hoop released their intricate and stunning album Super Genuine and the band has returned, giving the video treatment to one of the album's standout tracks. Against a collage of images seemingly pulled from the 90s, including closeups of an throwback computer and a robotic dog, the clip for "Baseboards" brings a matched emotional weight to its track counterpart. With visual closeups on deliveries of the song's lyrical confessions, the deliberate musings on moving forward feel personal, as if one is watching romantic realizations in real time. The soft sounds of keyboards and a practically angelic group chorus make the track feel akin to a spiritual experience, especially when lines like: "I’m not trying to break you/I’m just trying to break away/I’m not here to please you/nothing could make me stay" are delivered with quiet conviction. It's a sweet and personal reminder of why this release was so special and you can enjoy the video below.
Caitlin Roberts of the band explained the video a little more to TGE, saying, "This is a music video for a song about a fictional character who is engaged but realizes she is only in the relationship for the purposes of comfort and security, and that the relationship will never make her happy because the intensity of emotional energy she is giving is not being met with healthy attention from her fiancee. She calls off the engagement without room for discussion and this is her monologue song."