British indie electro band showcase the first single off EP 'Hestia.'
London-based indie electro band Winters Island — made up of Andy Trimmer, Sam Thomas and Will Kay — have named their latest EP Hestia after the Olympian goddess of the hearth, fireplace and altar. The term Hestia also refers to the ashes left after a fire has burned out — which is fitting, considering the songs in the EP are post-breakup reflections of a tempestuous relationship.
Lead singer Trimmer says about the song “Fire”: “Sometimes you want to show the world that everything is OK until it actually is. 'Fire' is about internalizing your feelings after a relationship breaks down and dealing with it before letting anyone else in.”
In the video, a woman dances around a hall with white chalk scattered all around. Trimmer adds, “We always wanted to use a solo dancer to convey this and were lucky enough to have Greentea Production and Nicole to help us to create it.”
Winters Island worked alongside Greentea Production to create the video — “They even persuaded us to be in the video!” Trimmer said. “We were captivated by Nicole’s choreography, which we thought perfectly complimented the feel of the song; she really brought the lyrics to life. The whole thing was great fun, even if we did come back covered in chalk and with some broken equipment!”
And if the band could set fire to anything, what would it be? “Our dance moves, that mic stand and probably a few haircuts that we've all had.”
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