Following the announcement of their debut album, ‘When My Heat Felt Volcanic’, Utah quartet The Aces recently shared ‘Volcanic Love’, the second single from the record, which is now accompanied by a music video.
Co-directed by Nico Poalillo and drummer Alisa Ramirez, the video makes reference to numerous film romances (The Great Gatsby, 500 Days of Summer, Across the Universe, Heathers and Comet). “For this video we really wanted to pull viewers into the emotion of the song,” Ramirez states. “We decided to do that by paying homage to some of our favorite films about toxic romances or ‘volcanic loves’ if you will. We also wanted to show our fans what The Aces’ Volcanic Universe looks like… a world of our own where heartbreak is mitigated by always having each other to fall back on.”
‘Volcanic Love’ showcases the clean, 80’s-throwback vibe that has been dominating pop rock music for almost the entire decade so far. The song’s tropical synthesizer arpeggios and slick, chorus-laced guitar riffs create a summer-loving atmosphere lovers of modern indie pop will surely be smitten with. Fans of tight vocal harmonies, which this track has in spades (especially on the chorus), should also be sure not to miss this one.
The band’s acclaimed debut EP, ‘I Don’t Like Being Honest’ (released last June), led them to be named an Artist to Watch in 2017 by Idolator, Paper Mag and Earmilk, as well as receiving recognition from NPR, NOISEY and the FADER. Aside from the release of the EP, the band spent 2017 on the road, playing a sold out headline show in NYC and sharing the stage with notable pop rockers Joywave and Portugal. The Man.
Watch the video for ‘Volcanic Love’ below…