Hilltop Hoods have returned with new single ‘Show Business’, the trio’s first offering from a new album since 2019. It’s a meditation on pursuing a creative life despite the ups and downs of the “entertainment industry”.
It features a refrain from US singer Eamon, who spins a classic adage about pursuing your passions on its head: “They say do what you love and you’ll never work a day or a night / Feel like I’ve been working my whole life.”
“The idea for ‘Show Business’ came from something my buddy Dools used to say to me whenever he’d call me on the road,” MC Suffa explains.
“I’d inevitably be stuck at a gas station in the middle of nowhere with a hangover whenever he’d call, weeks away from getting home and he’d always laugh and say ‘What, and quit show business?’ The downs can be quite serious in the music business, particularly over the last two years, but the ups make it worth it.”
On contributing guest vocals to the song, Eamon had nothing but good words to say about the Adelaide trio. “I say this with all honesty, Hilltop Hoods are a class act,” he commented. “I consider them friends and working with them has been a great experience.”
‘Show Business arrives alongside a video helmed by director Nash Edgerton that sees a troupe of clowns – played by the Hoods themselves – kidnapped by a gang of kids and forced to entertain at water pistol-point. Check that out below.