The Home Team Go To "Hell" And Fight For Their Lives In Fierce Animated Music Video | THE NOISE


Seattle heavy-pop band The Home Team returns with another relentless banger, their new single "Hell." The track creates an intense atmosphere, filled to the brim with groovy yet furious melodies. The band delivers a sense of originality while dousing its sound in catchy hooks, set to build its ever-growing fan base.

Opening with fuzzed, electro-tinged bass, the track incorporates elements of pop-punk, "boyband pop," and funk into its sound. Ryne Olson's bass line shines within the production, especially since it is the first and last sound listeners hear on the track. Exploring common themes like love and toxic relationships, lead singer Brian Butcher's vocals stand out as they bob and weave throughout the track's most dramatic highs and lows, especially with his operatic vocal lines in the intro and on the hook where he belts, "How/ Are you still running around?/ I still won't ever seek out/ Anything you've given me now/ So what now, baby?"

"'Hell' is a big 'ol' whopping leap into songwriting territory that we're very familiar with, but in a completely new package," shared Butcher. "This is one of those songs that we didn't really set out to make but just came together in a great way. We had plenty of "Aha!" moments during the process, and we ended up with a song that we've got a lot of faith in. We're anticipating that this will satiate our heavy music listeners pretty well."

The song's animated music video, directed by Sam Link, showcases hints of nostalgia, highlighting video games such as Megaman, Disney's Steamboat Willie, Dante's Inferno, Street Fighter, and Guitar Hero and glimpses of the underworld, honing in on the track's overall theme. The deeply engaging visual has viewers hooked as each band member gets whisked away to hell and has to go head-to-head with various demons, ghouls, and wraiths. There's a layer of levity throughout that makes me feel like this would be the kind of animated music video a band like Tenacious D would put out, and I mean that as a high compliment, but overall, this music video oozes with creativity, innovativeness, and fun that so undoubtedly The Home Team.

The Home Team hit the ground running in 2023 with touring, wrapping up a headlining tour in early spring, and joining the stage with acts such as Senses Fail, Don Broco, The Used, and labelmates Honey Revenge. The band has new music for 2024, hitting the studio with names such as Zach Jones.

Check out The Home Team's latest single, "Hell," today!

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