Plug into twst, with her standout new video for ‘Are You Listening?’

The hikikomori baby 0001 version comes ahead of the release of twst’s debut EP ‘TWST0001’

Introduce yourself to future pop sensation twst, who has revealed a must-see music video for latest track ‘Are You Listening?’

A dose of modern pop hooks over PC music-esque beats, the ‘hikikomori baby 0001’ version of the video features twst performing in front of stark visuals taken from an over-stimulated world where the immediate access to simply everything can fuel overwhelming emotions

Speaking about the video, twst explains:

“With this video, I wanted to draw on the poignant events that humankind has experienced in the last year, “I wanted it to feel overwhelming and anxiety-inducing, and for it to visually move at the same hectic pace that the song does. Each line refers to a variety of different problems that really fucking bother me—it’s fake news, climate change, over consumption, internet addiction, misogyny—all part of an apocalyptic feeling that’s kind of looming right now.”

“Hikikomori baby comes from the Japanese social phenomenon known as ‘hikikomori’—a psychological condition where people shut themselves off from society, often staying in their houses for months on end. I can definitely relate to these feelings of isolation and wonder where the line blurs between a psychological condition, and what we just dismiss as modern, technology-based life.”

“Of course, it seems all too relevant now—the pandemic has put almost the whole world into isolation, yet we are technically more connected than ever. I found this parallel pretty striking, as although we’re still all at home and in extreme circumstances, the noise of technology and events doesn’t stop. The narrative of the song deals with this overstimulation with a cripplingly lonely callout—am I actually being heard? Being noticed? Does what I care about matter? Do I make a difference at all with my views?”

‘Are You Listening?’ is the latest track taken from twst’s upcoming debut EP ‘TWST0001’ – out on June 12th. Expect to hear a WHOLE lot more from twst over the coming months…

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