Shredding the Balloon

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"Shredding the Balloon"
Shredding the Balloon Cover.jpg
Single by Hilltop Hoods
from the album Drinking from the Sun
Released 20 July 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Hip-Hop/Rap
Length 4:45
Label Golden Era Records
Songwriter(s) Matthew David Lambert, Daniel Howe Smith, Barry John M. Francis (DJ Debris), N Lambert
Hilltop Hoods singles chronology
"Speaking in Tongues"
(2012)
"Shredding the Balloon"
(2012)
"Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom"
(2012)
"Speaking in Tongues"
(2012)
"Shredding the Balloon"
(2012)
"Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom"
(2012)

"Shredding the Balloon" is a single by the Australian hip hop group, Hilltop Hoods. It was released on 20 July 2012, and it is the third single from the album, Drinking From the Sun.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on the V Music website[2] on 10 July 2012 and was released on YouTube the following day.

The video was filmed in The Masonic Lodge, located in Adelaide, Australia, and was produced and directed by Unity Sound & Visual (Selina Miles and Australian hip hop producer, ADFU).[3]

Narrative[edit]

It features the group sitting around a large banquet of grapes and wine, and switches between this and what appears to be a couple on a night out. No story has been released stating the exact meaning of the video however it appears that the male, in reality, is a drunken mess and the female represents him throughout the video. In the third verse of the song, Suffa talks about his sobriety so the video interlinks with this.

At the end of the clip, the female falls from a large height and lands on the table at which Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris are seated. Her death is a metaphor for the male leaving his drug ridden lifestyle and starting over. He can be seen smiling when she dies and he then walks away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hilltop Hoods: Shredding the Balloon". Hilltop Hoods Official Website. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Hilltop Hoods video premiere". VMusic. Foxtel Management Pty Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Hilltop Hoods (20 July 2012). "Shredding the Balloon - Behind the Scenes". Hilltop Hoods Facebook fan page. Facebook. Retrieved 15 September 2012.