Hippo Campus’ “Doubt” Is A Story Of A Deer That Gets Hit By Mechanophilia

Even though she’s not in her midlife crisis yet…

Photo: Hippo Campus – Doubt YouTube

If you thought that the Internet and longer life span has made modern relationships more complicated, then you’re wrong – dead wrong. Hippo Campus takes the definition of ‘complicated relationship’ to a whole new level with their new video “Doubt” where we see a deer fall in love with a truck. Imagine a Rome & Juliet-esque scenario but involving the mechanophila that hits men in their midlife crisis – only that this time, it hits the deer. Just watch:

“With this video, I wanted to take the song’s exploration of toxic relationships a step further. I was struck by the image of a Deer in headlights, falling in love with an oncoming Truck because it exudes some toxic-masculine sense of danger. Falling in love so quickly and intensely that she’d forget every instinct she’s ever had about her safety. Leaving herself completely at its mercy, unable to see past the warm glow of the present. Transfixed by its beauty. And the rest of the video came together from there — a love story between a Deer and a Truck that won’t stop trying to run it over.” explained the quintet.

“Doubt” is from the band’s latest record Bambi, which is out now via Grand Jury Music. The quintet has also announced more dates for their North American tour, so make sure to see them in person:

North America 2019

1/24 – Wooly’s (Des Moines, IA, USA)

1/25 – The Truman (Kansas City, MO, USA)

1/26 – Ogden (Denver, CO, USA)

1/28 – Sunshine Theater (Santa Fe, NM, USA)

1/29 – The Van Buren (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

2/1 – Novo (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

2/2 – Fox Theatre (San Francisco, CA, USA)

2/4 – Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

2/6 – Neptune Theater (Seattle, WA, USA)

2/7 – Neptune Theater (Seattle, WA, USA)

2/8 – Imperial (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

2/10 – The Egyptian Theater (Boise, ID, USA)

2/11 – The Depot (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

4/18 – Egyptian Room (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

4/19 – The Blue Note (Columbus, MO, USA)

4/20 – Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK, USA)

4/22 – Blue Moose (Iowa City, IA, USA)

4/23 – Monarch Music Hall (Peoria, IL, USA)

4/25 – Sokol Auditorium (Omaha, NE, USA)

4/26 – The Sylvee (Madison, WI, USA)

4/27 – The Intersection (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)

4/29 – Higher Ground (South Burlington, VT, USA)

4/30 – L’Astral (Montreal, QC, Canada)

5/1 – Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto, ON, Canada)

5/3 – Upstate Concert Hall (Clifton Park, NY, USA)

5/4 – State Theatre (Portland, ME, USA)

5/6 – House of Blues (Cleveland, OH, USA)

5/7 – Rams Head Live! (Baltimore, MD, USA)

5/9 – Westcott Theater (Syracuse, NY, USA)

5/10 – Fete Music Hall (Providence, RI, USA)

5/31 – Governor’s Ball (New York, NY, USA)

6/15 – Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN, USA)

6/17 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA)

6/18 – Culture Room (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA)

6/19 – The Plaza Live (Orlando, FL, USA)

6/21 – The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC, USA)

6/22 – Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE, USA)

7/17 – Red Rocks (Morrison, CO, USA)

7/18 – Red Rocks (Morrison, CO, USA)

Europe 2019

2/14 – O2 Ritz (Manchester, UK)

2/15 – The Garage (Glasgow, UK)

2/16 – The Riverside (Newcastle, UK)

2/18 – Institute (Birmingham, UK)

2/19 – Dublin Academy Green Room (Dublin, Ireland)

2/21 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London, UK)

2/23 – SWX (Bristol, UK)

2/24 – Concorde 2 (Brighton, UK)

2/26 – Botanique/Rotonde (Brussels, Belgium)

2/27 – Luxor (Cologne, Germany)

2/28 – La Maroqunerie (Paris, France)

3/1 – Tolhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

3/3 – Lido (Berlin, Germany)

3/4 – Molotow (Hamburg, Germany)

3/5 – Hotel Cecil (Copenhagen, Denmark)