Heartworms Returns With ‘Jacked’

"The soundtrack to a paranoid fever dream..."

London force Heartworms returns with new single ‘Jacked’.

The songwriter’s piercing debut EP ‘A Comforting Notion’ won huge acclaim on its release, capped by a triumphant headline show at London’s Village Underground. Recently supporting St. Vincent at the Royal Albert Hall, she’s ready to take a step forwards.

New single ‘Jacked’ is out now, a jet-black piece of guitar-rooted songwriting produced by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey. Visceral and direct, there’s a confrontational edge to ‘Jacked’, broadening her paranoia minimalism just a tad.

Out now, ‘Jacked’ comes equipped with news of a trio of intimate headline shows, taking place in Nottingham, Blackpool and London; grab tickets once they go on sale from 9am on Thursday (June 13th).

The black and white video opens with Heartworms undergoing interrogation, before it explodes into life. The clip was directed by long-time collaborator and creative Gilbert Trejo, who adds…

“To me, ‘Jacked’ is the soundtrack to a paranoid fever dream. There’s a movement and energy to the song that Jojo and I knew we needed to convey when we were writing the video. We wanted her in flight, but she had to be alone in the world, so I went through and scratched everyone else’s face off of the film emulsion with a safety pin. That feeling of loneliness and the unknown. Scary and hilarious.”

“We figured if I jumped in the van on their US tour and shot it on an old 35mm camera I’d recently built, we could utilise all the free foreign locations. Pulling over if we saw something sick, and time allowed. Then we finished it out with help from (DP) Max Flick and (PD) Frankie Latina at the abandoned zoo in LA after the tour was over.”

Tune in now.

Related: Next Wave – Heartworms

Photo Credit: Gilbert Trejo

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