Sydney-based trio Middle Kids are back with a new song, ‘Bootleg Firecracker’, which arrives alongside an accompanying video. Following their 2021 LP Today We’re The Greatest, it marks the first taste of new music from a six-week session in Eastbourne, UK with producer Jonathan Gilmore. Check out the Toby Morris-directed clip below.
According to lead singer Hannah Joy, ‘Bootleg Firecracker’ is “a song about the power, magic, and risk of intimacy… It started out as an up-tempo chorus about dancing, but Tim (Fitz – co-producer and bassist) slowed it down, and we came up with this idea of the bootleg firecracker. Fireworks can be dangerous and risky, but there’s something about their explosion of light and heat that brings people together in celebration. I think love is like that.”