French shoegaze band Planet 1999’s latest single “Party” (released via pop label PC Music) is an energetic ode to “taking a break from a party to look at the stars.”
Expanding on their signature ’90s shoegaze-meets-bubblegum-pop sound, the London-based band explores a brighter, more upbeat sound with “Party.” The new release contrasts the slow burning, ballad stylings of debut single “Spell.”
Released alongside a video directed by Aidan Zamiri, the track’s visuals include cameos from both PC Music label head A. G. Cook and Zippy, with the band’s mascot being designed by visual artist Leon Sadler. The video boasts a surreal, emotive vibe as we watch the band explore and perform in evolving 3-D landscapes created by Eamonn Freel.
Since debuting late last year, Planet 1999 played their first show alongside label-mate Hannah Diamond, while co-writing and co-producing Charli XCX’s single “February 2017” from her recent self-titled album.
Aligned with their creative principles and ethos—everything is about emotion—the band has been putting their finishing touches on their debut EP, due for a March 6 release.
Planet 1999 is set to take the world on an exciting journey this year, filled with their unique brand of rich music.
Listen to “Party,” released on Jan. 22, below: