Alternative radio mainstays Dreamers have teamed up with another familiar face at the format, Grandson, for a new rendition of their latest single “Heat Seeker” — complete with a brand new video, which Billboard is exclusively premiering today (April 10).
The trippy, disorienting animated clip, created by Andrew William Ralph, takes cues from both Pink Floyd’s Pink Floyd — The Wall music film and the Gerald Potterton-directed 1981 movie Heavy Metal.
“‘Heat Seeker’ is a song about searching for the truth, trying to find the right way through life,” Dreamers frontman Nick Wold tells Billboard. “The animated video — featuring the one and only Grandson — is a sequel to the original live action one, and continues our journey through the cosmic door. Grandson and I are assaulted by false idols trying to take control of us, and we encounter poor souls lost along the way.
“In this crazy time of pandemic, I see an opportunity to really stop and evaluate what is truly important in life,” Wold adds. “What better time for us to realize how we worry so much about trivial things, and to think about how we should live, what we should value? In the end, no one can tell us who to be — we each have to spend a life seeking to find the answers for ourselves.”
“Heat Seeker” isn’t the first time Dreamers and Grandson (born Jordan Edward Benjamin) have collaborated. Last month, the pair teamed on the latter’s song “Whole Lotta.”
Since 2015, the New York-born Dreamers have launched six songs onto Billboard‘s Alternative Songs airplay chart, including two top 10s, led by the No. 7-peaking “Sweet Disaster” in 2017. Meanwhile, Grandson has appeared on the chart twice, along with a pair of entries on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, led by “Blood // Water” at No. 17 in 2018.
Get an exclusive first look at the new video below.