With the release of his critically acclaimed Somebody’s Party EP in February, Swedish born producer/singer Erik Hassle continues on the promotional trail for the project, dropping the new visuals for his track, “Pathetic.” After the release of his rock/pop-influenced, uptempo singles “Hurtful” and “Don’t Bring Flowers,” Erik changes his style, sound and visual direction for “Pathetic.”
The dark setting of this video is a perfect fit for the tone of this song. Masterfully balancing and contrasting dark colors against colorful pops of bright lights, Erik channels his inner Prince and breaks out the leather jacket and bouncy hair coils that give Daley a run for his money in this clip, keeping you visually engaged throughout the entire song. Rooted deeply in European house/EDM influences, deep basslines and entrancing synths and percussion, Hassle brings his best falsetto forth to tell of his emotional — and at times self deprecating — experiences with love and the sordid state it leaves him in.
If you haven’t had a chance to become familiar with Hassle, now is a great time as his EP is perfect for these waning days of summertime. Watch the “Pathetic” music video right here, and keep an eye on more to come from this exciting talent to see what direction he takes us in next.