Highly Suspect has released a new video for the song “Serotonia,” the latest track to be taken from the band’s 2015 sophomore album, Mister Asylum. The clip focuses on singer Johnny Stevens as he switches locations between a crumbling, abandoned home, a wintery snow scene and a parched desert landscape. Stevens told Noisey that the song was inspired by his recent move from his home of five years in Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
Stevens explained, “I’ve spent the past five years living in Bed-Stuy, N.Y. and I will always consider Brooklyn a home base, but more recently I’ve been spending all of my free time in Los Angeles. It’s so new to me, strange; hopeful . . . I’m leaving my twenties and I want to head towards the sun so to speak. Done a lot of growing in this past year and all I’ve learned is that there is so much more to learn.”
- Stevens told us that he always enjoys hearing how fans respond to the band’s lyrics: [“You know, some people have some really touching answers. This music is really helping some people go through similar situations which, you know, that’s pretty rewarding. For me it’s kind of like, I want to get these lyrics out and off my chest and off my mind. It’s my own therapy. But to know that it can help other people that are going through hard times — that’s pretty wild, you know.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . wild, you know.)
- The winter scenes were filmed on Stevens’ Brooklyn rooftop during a recent blizzard, while the desert sequences were shot in Joshua Tree, California.
- “Serotonia” is the third single issued from Mister Asylum, following the rock Top 10 hits “Lydia” and “Bloodfeather.”
- Highly Suspect recently launched a new run of North American shows that will keep them on the road through late May. The band stops on Wednesday night (March 2nd) in Baltimore.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the new video for “Serotonia”: