New video: UTO “Heavy Metal”
UTO’s mesmerizing video for their brand new single Heavy Metal is a fever dream about wishing you could fly despite having weights around your feet. The heavy hip hop grooves evoke the weight of one’s emotional armor, while bright choral parts communicate the wish for an unattainable lightness. The clip finds UTO and others in a warehouse setting of large barrels, endlessly rolling, carrying, storing them, with moments of struggle, triumph, and ecstatic release.
Described variously as witchpop, dreampop and trip hop, they mine a rich seam of 90’s British music from the peripheries, with added je ne sais quoi. Debut album Touch The Lock sees them present to the world their singular vision for the first time. It’s an album grounded in reality that communes with hyperreality, unlocking the box where hard-to-reach emotions and thoughts often lay dormant and untapped.