Car Seat Headrest has released ‘Hollywood’, the latest single taken from his hotly anticipated album Making A Door Less Open, released May 1st on Matador Records. Accompanied by an animated video by Sabrina Nichols featuring Toledo’s alternate persona ‘Trait’, ‘Hollywood’ is an a simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying haunted ride through Tinseltown that sees Car Seat Headrest embarking on adventurous new roads. Listen/watch HERE. An acoustic version of the song is available to listen to HERE.
Speaking to SiriusXM, Toledo said: “This song is about Hollywood as a place where people go to make their fantasies come to life, and they end up exploiting other people and doing terrible things to maintain their fantasy. There’s this terror you’re going to lose the fantasy, and you’re going to have to face the facts, and some people will do anything to avoid facing that. It’s about that fear, and the pain of being subjugated to someone else’s fantasy against your will, and it’s all tied together under this banner of this physical location of Hollywood that we all know about and dream about, but none of us really want to think about what is going on behind the scenes there.”
Also revealed today is the tracklist to the digital version of Making A Door Less Open, which can be found below. Preorder the album across all formats, with distinct track listings and mixes for digital, CD and vinyl, HERE.
‘Hollywood’ follows singles ‘Can’t Cool Me Down’ and ‘Martin’, both of which enjoyed critical acclaim, and the latter added to the BBC 6 Music playlist.
Car Seat Headrest have cancelled their summer tour dates due to COVID-19, with plans to reschedule. Read a statement HERE.
The band’s proper Matador debut, Teens of Denial, followed in 2016 and catapulted them to overnight commercial success and widespread critical acclaim, as well as highlighting Toledo as a prodigious lyricist. 2018’s Twin Fantasy, an epic re-imagination of an album originally released in 2011, demonstrated newfound scale, depth and ambition.