NE-HI – “Stay Young” Video

It’s pretty easy to see how Chicago quartet NE-HI came about to score a friend’s film. They have a way of shaping warm, vibrant guitars and dreamy reverb to into anthemic soundscapes that are easy to get lost in. They’re set to release their sophomore album Offers next year, and the first taste of the album is its closer “Stay Young,” which arrives along with an accompanying set of visuals.

The song captures that youthful feeling of wanting to grow up and do all the things you’ve been told you’re too young, but also wanting to avoid the responsibility that comes with those freedoms. That inner conflict is evoked perfectly on the simple, super catchy hook, “Hey, don’t want say/ I wanna stay young,” with gentle fuzz of the guitar propping it up like booster seat. As for the video — self-directed video with help from Jackson James and Ryan Ohm — it doubles down on the spry vibes with the band and what seem like friends enjoying the wind of the Windy City blowing in their faces. Check it out below.

Tour dates:

01/10 Nashville, TN @ High Watt w/ American Wrestlers
01/11 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ American Wrestlers
01/12 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge w/ American Wrestlers
01/13 Houston, TX @ Raven Tower w/ American Wrestlers
01/14 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder w/ American Wrestlers
01/15 Dallas, TX @ Three Links w/ American Wrestlers
02/22 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
02/23 Kalamazoo, MI @ Shakespeare’s Pub
02/24 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
02/25 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
03/01 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
03/02 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
03/04 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
03/05 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverwest Public House
03/10 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
03/21 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone backroom
03/22 Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate
03/23 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
03/24 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
03/25 Richmond, VA @ Hardywood
03/27 Washington, DC @ DC9
03/28 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
03/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
03/31 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
04/03 Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
04/04 Albany, NY @ The Hollow
04/05 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
04/06 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
04/07 Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
04/08 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
04/19 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/20 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
04/21 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
04/22 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
04/25 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
04/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
04/29 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

Tracklist:

01 “Palm Of Hand”
02 “Sisters”
03 “Don’t Wanna Know You”
04 “Offers”
05 “Prove”
06 “Out of Reach”
07 “Everybody Warned You”
08 “Drag”
09 “Every Dent”
10 “Buried On The Moon”
11 “Stay Young”

Offers is out 2/24 via Grand Jury. Pre-order it here.