UK duo Aquilo, aka Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher, recapture good and bad memories in their latest single and video “Out In LA.” A breezily introspective piece, “Out In LA” is tinted with colors of psychedelia that pushes Aquilo’s iconic melancholic sound to buoyant heights. It is different, but one that still conveys the duo’s dexterity in boxing you into an intimate emotional state. The video, directed by Blake Temple (Niall Horan, Mabel), brings back to life their hometown of Silverdale along with a special place in LA:
On the single and video, Aquilo commented: “The concept behind the creative and music videos to follow date back a year or so now. We built a model village of Silverdale, where we both grew up, based on our memories and experiences. The song is about that particular trip to LA being unsuccessful and us coming back with literally nothing.
The 101 Diner referenced in the song (and recreated in the model village) was a diner in Hollywood we used to visit every morning before we went to the studio and it became a special place for us. The model village (Silverdale) represents our safe place and happy memories, and the 101 Diner represents our frustrations at that time. It feels crazy to actually see it all in place now and having a conceptual model village of our memories come to life!”