The family of Harry Hains has released ANTIBOY’s visually stunning animated video for new single “Paradise”. Written and recorded by Harry, and from ANTIBOY’s forthcoming album “A Glitch In Paradise” out this December, “Paradise” chronicles Hains’ battle with toxic relationships and drug dependency that he tragically lost this past January. The “Paradise” video, created by Harry’s brother, 3D artist and designer Sam Hains, is a metaphor for his Harry’s personal struggles. The breathtaking visuals tell a story of how one can experience “paradise”, but at a mounting cost. The tension builds like an arcade game, you have to put more and more tokens in to continue; getting yourself more stuck in a perpetually deeper hole. “Paradise” is the next installment in the ANTIBOY universe and continues to demonstrate Harry’s inventive future where we live a life without labels. Through his artistic creations, ANTIBOY shares his wish for the world – for everyone to live freely and authentically as the person they truly are.
To celebrate the release of “Paradise” Markus Molinari, Brendan Jordan, Gigi Gorgeous and more joined ANTIBOY’s ClubQuarantine “Welcome To Paradise” Rave. The rave served as a virtual celebration and space where queer creatives felt safe to be their true selves.
“Paradise” is the second single off of ANTIBOY’s upcoming album due for release this December. “Paradise” follows lead single “Good Enough”, a song that questions being good enough for a partner, which earned praise from Billboard, Pitchfork, NME, People, and more. “Bang Bang” a reinterpretation of the classic Nancy Sinatra song (‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’), is set against a backdrop of glitchy computer game-style production and dubstep skittering drums. These videos spectacle the stunningly heartbreaking journey of two soul beings – equally human and bionic like ANTIBOY – longing for connection, acceptance, and love. All three animated videos were produced by Sam Hains as well as animated and edited by @FVCKRENDER, both whom do a great job conveying Harry’s vision for the future of our world.
Harry Hains was not only a multi-dimensional and captivating musician, but a mesmerizing artist, model, and actor as well. Most noted for his performances in American Horror Story and The OA, Harry didn’t define or limit himself by the societal constructs forced upon us. Through the prism of Harry’s true artistic being, ANTIBOY, he offers listeners a portal into an age of existence where one can experience complete and unparalleled freedom. Now more than ever Harry’s vision for our future is most timely as society rises up to fight against preconceptions and labels to demand equality for all.
As the genderless transhuman being ANTIBOY, Harry transports any listener to a digital utopia where there is no existence of inequality, prejudice, or toxicity. Harry lived through his own artistic identity, just like his music, gender fluid and open to interpretation, to imagine a world where the human mind and bionic body can merge. Harry’s robotic, neutral vocal delivery accompanied by the merging of human consciousness with artificial intelligence, of non-binary existence, allow for the opening up of a conversation about what the future of our species should look like.
An amalgamation of rock, electronica and gothic pop, it would simply be an injustice to try and distill A Glitch In Paradise to one type or genre or emotional palette. While exploring the virtual world of ANTIBOY we witness ANITBOY get stuck in an endless loop of painstaking heartache. Inspired by Harry’s relationship with then partner, Mike, A Glitch In Paradise narrates ANTIBOY’s journey for true happiness as he tirelessly relives his mistakes in an attempt to correct them.
Harry was an equally uniquely imaginative child as he was an adult. A native Australian, Harry created horror films on his camcorder and wrote short stories and countless poems inspired by Sylvia Plath and EE Cummings. His artistic path eventually lead him to London for modeling and then to LA in order to pursue his passions for acting and music. Harry lived, ate, and breather music, film, and art creation. Harry viewed art just as he did human existence – free to evolve and should not be constrained to what it has been previously. His songs are Trojan Horses packed with such revolutionary ideals. Although Harry is no longer with us to speak for his creation, they speak for him, bestowing the view he had for a limitless and more modernized future in this world.