Madrid’s own Hinds have been on a meteoric rise since the release of their breakout debut album Leave Me Alone in 2016, which was followed by last year’s critically acclaimed I Don’t Run. Smashing all expectations for a band from Spain, Hinds have earned praise from the likes of The New York Times, NPR Music, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, won over crowds at festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, and have even started their own limited edition cruelty-free makeup line, all while working harder, smarter and faster than their male contemporaries to break the ceiling. Now, the band returns to end the year on a high note, releasing their first song of 2019 via Mom + Pop.
“Riding Solo” finds Hinds at their absolute best yet. A band that has grown as musicians before our eyes, Hinds take a massive leap in songwriting and production to craft one of their catchiest songs ever that still remains quintessentially Hinds. “feeling lonely is one of the most common human feelings, right?” Hinds ask. “well, being a musician doesn’t really help. your whole life is constantly moving and the only thing that remains is yourself. and dealing with yourself, oh gosh, we all know how boring and angering that can be. ‘riding solo’ is about this. about us. perpetually on the move, being everywhere and nowhere at the same time. surrounded by strangers most time of the day, being 9 hours time difference from our people and what we call home, living and dying por y para la música.” Listen to the song and watch the Keane Pearce Shaw-directed video HERE.