With a sound evocative of groups like the Cure and the Kinks, Hickman crafts a ’60s-tinged pop song worthy of any audiophile’s playlist. Its infectious lyrics are sure to burrow their way into your head, forcing you to listen to it on repeat (not a bad thing). Its similarity to the Beatles is sure to delight any Fab Four fan; listen for the not-so-subtle tribute to “Hello, Goodbye” two-and-a-half minutes in.
The video for “Hello Hello” is also somewhat of a throwback. Its merging of live-action and sketched scenes recalls A-ha’s landmark music video for “Take on Me.” The concept recalls those exciting early days in a relationship and seeing the world in a whole new light for the first time.
Take a peek at John Hickman’s video for “Hello Hello” below — making its Popdose Premiere!