Australian-born producer, singer and songwriter Hopium returns with his latest electronic pop single, Sunglasses, a melodic production inspired by walking out into the daylight after an evening an iconic Berlin club, Berghain and “is about wanting to find someone, but being too scared to truly show yourself.” This is Hopium’s first joint release with Warner Music Australia and Warner Brothers UK and the follow up to previous single, Leave, which was release earlier this year and gained over 10 New Music Friday lists around the world on Spotify, and 26 playlists across 22 different countries on Apple Music.
Showcasing Hopium’s creative ability, the visual for Sunglasses takes the viewer on a faded journey set in a neon-lit club with dreamy tropical aesthetics. “We made this video over four days in Melbourne, in a club, in the rainforest and in the ocean. I journey into my subconscious and eventually have to battle myself”, Hopium explains.
The multi-instrumentalist has been making waves since his 2015 Triple J Hottest 100 charting track Dreamers, which has now amassed over 3.2 million Spotify streams & 630k YouTube views. The track was later sampled by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth in their global smash See You Again. Hopium has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Jia Lih and cites his key musical influences as R&B, hip-hop, synth-pop and indietronica.
A multi-talented artist across several facets of modern music, Hopium extends to collaborating on all visual media that accompanies his projects, from the concept to lyrics and production and the design of artwork. Leaving the small studio industry behind in Australia, Hopium travelled through China, Amsterdam, London, New York and Los Angeles, before landing in Berlin where he lived for six months and pushed his productions to new levels with plans to build an immersive live show by the end of 2018. His richly melodic new electronica anthem, Sunglasses is out now.