Flaunt are an Indie Rock band from Colorado known for their creative audio-visual prowess and are now exploring new vibes after their debut album CODON. That album was mainly made up of instrumentals but the few vocally led tracks that appeared on the release garnered some attention. Flaunt won an Independent Music Award for 2014 New Discovery Artist, whilst New Music Weekly nominated Flaunt for three New Music Awards — Group of the Year, New Hot AC Artist and Favourite Crossover Artist. Not bad work for a debut release.
Flaunt’s founding members are Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito. Having now released their follow up album Rave noir, the project has been likened to successful artists such as Bloc Party, the Killers and Ben Howard. Comparisons you can’t be unhappy about.
However this song that features in their latest music video sounds nothing of the sort. The track entitled You Sure Know How To Hurt Someone is a cover of a song by Ann-Margret and sounds more like a Badly Drawn Boy offering. It is taken from their sophmore LP Rave Noir, which is different in sound to this particular track.
The video itself stars Amari Cheaton who played a role in Quentin Tarrentino’s Django Unchained and is directed by long-time collaborator Christopher Arcella. We’re introduced to a lonelt Cheaton who is accompanied only by a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses. From there on in your understanding of what happens is down to your interpretation.
The music video is shot well, the music is decent. Check it out! You should, however, definitely check out their latest album Rave Noir because it sounds pretty good.