You'll Wake up Wanting to Jam to This New DENNY Music Video
There will always be some songs that you’ll want to blast first thing in the morning. Minneapolis-based, electronic pop trio DENNY’s “Woke Up In The Hills” is one of them.
The guys just released their newest music video for the track, and Music & Mojitos thinks you’ll skip hitting the snooze button bright and early because “Woke Up In The Hills” will get you on your feet, amped for your day to begin. Wham!’s happy-go-lucky “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” just got a heavy dose of stiff, noisy, and grim competition.
Those are strong words, especially when you have an enraged manager—who happens to be a neurotic George Michael fan—breathing down your neck to get to your desk on time, but we mean it. DENNY’s music video for “Woke Up In The Hills” has a major artsy disco feel to it. There’s absolutely no denying the throwback vibe that DENNY presents, and Music & Mojitos simply can’t get enough of what Alexander Rollins, Randon Nelson, and Sully are serving on their steamy, appetizing plate. If Hollywood remade The Hills Have Eyes (we’re going to pretend the 2006 version of the film never existed), DENNY’s “Woke Up In The Hills” would be the anthem of the cult horror movie. We bet Michael Berryman would sign the petition to make it happen, too.
From the video’s eerie electronic murmurs to Rollins passionately singing his bloody heart out, “Woke Up In The Hills” steps up to the plate, and hits the ball way over those pesky, treacherous hills. Popdust previously wrote that the song has a “Daft Punk-inspired production, and a bit of a disco groove to create a moody (but fun), dance-worthy lament.” Music & Mojitos is in agreement. The chorus of “Woke Up In The Hills” walks out as the real winner. You’re not going to go about the rest of your laborious day without it being stuck in your head. If DENNY’s goal is to be memorable, they’ve attained the secrets of the holy grail in a new music video that’s sure to get everyone buzzing.
We, however, don’t know if we’re going to sleep tonight without a nightlight being flicked on. Those freakishly haunting masks in “Woke Up In The Hills” left a visual impression that makes Music & Mojitos want to hide underneath a heating blanket while reciting The Lord’s Prayer.
Perhaps DENNY can drop a soothing lullaby the next time around to help with the insomnia that we suddenly developed. Watching the band’s video was worth it, though.
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The banner photo is by Morgan Winston.