A PROJECT BY BEAUTIFUL IDOTS
Emerging alternative music sensation from Orange CA, The New Hippies are set to captivate listeners with their latest single, 'Wishing Well,' scheduled for release on July 7th, 2023. With their unique blend of funk, soul, and alternative sounds, The New Hippies are poised to make their mark on the music scene once again.
Since their humble beginnings in a garage in Orange, CA, The New Hippies have defied expectations and carved their own path in the industry.
In 2016, roommates vocalist Joe and keyboardist Zane formed The New Hippies. The band filled out when Alex joined on bass, and Understanding on drums - together they built a local following for a few years before Joe and Understanding went to work on Hulu's "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" - a milestone that set them on a remarkable journey. Culminating in the creation of four original songs that were featured on the show, they laid the foundations for their funk-infused album, 'Wild Heart,' which was released in April 2023. Beautiful Idiots LLC was founded as a result of an exciting opportunity to license original music from season 3; In the initial two seasons, their contributions primarily revolved around performing and recording score music. Prior to the third season, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan presented them with a remarkable chance to write and pitch original songs for the show. As a result, six of their songs were successfully licensed for use in the third season, prompting the establishment of Beautiful Idiots LLC to effectively administer those licenses.
Now, The New Hippies are ready to re-emerge with a stream of six truly unique, world-changing singles. 'Wishing Well' serves as a poignant embodiment of their growth and artistic evolution. The track exudes a nostalgic and reflective mood, while emanating a sense of gratitude. The New Hippies' distinct sound, rooted in alternative music, showcases their unparalleled creativity and musicality.
When asked about the creative process behind 'Wishing Well,' the band members shared their collaborative approach.
“As we get older, it’s easy to forget that life is simple. Lead with love, enjoy yourself, appreciate the experiences you have. Everything ends, people grow, and situations change. Make a choice to look back fondly, and send your best to the future. That’s wishing well” THE NEW HIPPIES
To promote the release of 'Wishing Well,' The New Hippies has created an up close and personal music video for social media, showcasing their infectious energy and distinct style. 'Wishing Well' is the first of six singles that The New Hippies plan to release throughout the year, building anticipation for a highly anticipated live show scheduled for December 2023. This landmark event will see all the acts signed to their Beautiful Idiots label perform together for the first time.
Drawing on a range of instruments such as synth, keyboard, MPC, drums, vocals, and guitar, The New Hippies have crafted a sound that is uniquely their own. Their commitment to pushing boundaries and exploring new sonic landscapes is evident in their latest release, set to captivate audiences from July 7th 2023.