Don’t look now, but ASTR‘s penchant for Miami Vice and colorful ’80s imagery is showing. The New York electro-pop duo, comprised of members Zoe Silverman and Adam Pallin, recently collaborated with director Luke Choi on their video for Varsity EP single “Blue Hawaii” — pick up the song for a mere 69 cents now at iTunes and the Amazon MP3 store — and in the visual, the pair pose with pink flamingos, palm trees standing against a pink-hued sky and a unicorn perched underneath a rainbow.
ASTR collectively explains “Blue Hawaii” (which cleverly interpolates Black Box‘s early ’90s Italo house jam “Everybody Everybody”) and its accompanying visual to Idolator this way: “‘Blue Hawaii’ centers around the idea of escaping reality to a tropical paradise and cashing out. Ever since we wrote the song we had dreamed of what the video would look like. We had a blast making it and playing ourselves and a sleuth of random characters intermixed w some quirky tacky after effects. The end result is a cheeky expression of life with no regrets and no responsibilities.”
Director Luke Choi adds, “The song had such an amazing vibe I was immediately drawn to it. It was such a fun process. We all (myself and the band) came up with the idea together. When you have so much fun, the result is always something special.”
Watch ASTR’s “Blue Hawaii” video above, and find out where you can catch the band on the road with the Knocks below:
06/24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @The Media Club
06/29 – Portland, OR @Mississippi Studios
07/01 – San Francisco, CA @Independent (sold out)
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA@ The Echoplex
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