“Holographic Jesus” Ian Sweet

Hardly Art’s Ian Sweet has released a kaleidoscopic CG animated video for “Holographic Jesus.” The track is off her current release Crush Crusher. The clip, directed by Marty Tzonev (Julianna Barwick), the video centers around things that Jilian does using her wrist, featuring an array of colorful objects in perpetual motion, all inspired by the lyric in the song “The sun on my wrist, on my wrist, it’s never felt like this”.

Of the song, Jilian says “‘Holographic Jesus” is a song based around collecting holographic Jesus posters from various bodegas and dollar stores while living in Brooklyn. I am in no way religious but I hung them up all over my room and was constantly finding the nuances and idiosyncrasies of each one. You could turn your head the slightest and see an entirely different image reflected. I felt connected to that idea. Some people collect ceramic frogs or action figures but I collect holographic Jesus posters. This song is about the things I went through in that room while these posters were so to speak ‘watching over me.'”

Ian Sweet
Crush Crusher
Hardly Art

01. Hiding
02. Spit
03. Holographic Jesus
04. Bug Museum
05. Question It
06. Crush Crusher
07. Falling Fruit
08. Borrowed Body
09. Ugly/Bored
10. Your Arms Are Water

01.29.19 – Bumann & SOHN – Köln, DE
01.30.19 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
01.31.19 – Aalhaus – Hamburg, DE
02.02.19 – V11 – Rotterdam, NL
02.03.19 – AB Club – Brussels, BE
02.04.19 – Supersonic – Paris, FR
02.05.19 – The Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
02.06.19 – Rough Trade Bristol – Bristol, UK
02.07.19 – Yes – Manchester, UK
02.09.19 – Headrow House – Leeds, UK
02.09.19 – The Hug and Pint – Glasgow, UK
02.11.19 – The Grand Social – Dublin, IE
04.03.19 – Melodybox – Stockholm, SE *
04.04.19 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE *
04.05.19 – John Dee – Oslo, NO *
04.06.19 – Tape – Aarhus, DK *
04.07.19 – Lille Vega – Copenhagen, DK *
04.10.19 – Karlstorbahnhof – Heidelberg, DE *
04.12.19 – Dabadaba – San Sebastian, ES *
Saturday 13th April Garufa Club A Coruna, ES *
04.15.19 – ZDB – Lisbon, PT *
04.16.19 – El Sol – Madrid, ES *
04.17.19 – Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES *
04.19.19 – Covo Club – Bologna, IT *

* – w/ Frankie Cosmos