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PREMIERE: On ‘Hurts Me Like Hell’, Synth-Pop Duo JANEY Confront The Pain Of Moving Forward

Written by Alex Gallagher on September 19, 2019

‘Hurts Me Like Hell’, the new single from nostalgic synth-pop duo JANEY, is the kind of neon-soaked ballad you might expect to soundtrack a particularly emotional moment in an 1980s coming-of-age film.

A more downtempo cut than usual from JANEY, the track is an introspective dive into evolution and growth. The duo’s most personal release to date, ‘Hurts Me Like Hell’ is a meditation on the pain of hurting those close to you when it becomes time to move forward.

“We’ve both changed so much over the last ten years,” say the band.

“But we’ve also become aware that some of the people closest to us don’t understand this journey, and that’s OK. And it’s hard. The song encapsulates the gravity of that moment when you feel your closest friend or family member losing faith in you. It hurts like hell.”

The video for ‘Hurts Me Like Hell’ takes in various Sydney locales, from underneath the trees in Hyde Park, the dimly-lit underground train tunnels of the city and driving through the side streets of Redfern. Produced in collaboration with videographer Ash Lim and technician Dodge Pangburn, it complements the sombreness of the single b-eautifully

Watch the video for ‘Hurts Me Like Hell’ below.

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