Today the family of the late Harry Hains has released ANTIBOY’s full length debut album A Glitch In Paradise, out now via ANTIBOY Records. CLICK HERE to download/stream. A Glitch In Paradise, released in honor of what would have been Harry’s 28th birthday, features new single “Dream.” The brand new video for “Dream” stars transgender model and activist Andreja Pejić, is directed by Charlie Chops (Rihanna – Savage x Fenty, Kim Petras, Marina and The Diamonds) and features animation from 3D artist and designer (and Harry’s brother) Sam Hains. CLICK HERE to watch the video, the next installment in the ANTIBOY universe that continues to illustrate Harry’s prolific vision of a future where we live without societal constructs and labels and check out the first look via Paper Magazine. CLICK HERE to download art, BTS images and photos of Harry Hains and his family.
On A Glitch In Paradise, which has received praise from Billboard, Pitchfork, NME, People, Nowness and more, ANTIBOY – Harry’s artist name and the representation of a genderless transhuman – envisions an age of existence where there is complete unparalleled freedom to live without preconceptions. ANTIBOY re-lives his mistakes in order to try to correct them and find happiness, but experiencing glitches that trap him in an endless loop of heartache – inspired by Harry’s relationship with then partner Mike. The new single “Dream” explores the idea of how a partner not being able to accept pure love can foster pain and rejection within the relationship – the next glitch in “paradise.” The “Dream” video opens up a fantastical utopia of fragmented moments that blend the everyday with the surreal, just like dreams, as a cast of characters explore unattainable love, touch, closeness, relationships, and euphoria, led by Andreja who progresses from unsettlingly perfect and robotic to completely unhinged.
“Dream” explores the idea of how a partner not being able to accept pure love can foster pain and rejection within the relationship – the next glitch in “paradise.”The video for “Dream” opens up a fantastical utopia of fragmented moments that blend the everyday with the surreal, just like dreams, as a cast of characters explore unattainable love, touch, closeness, relationships, and euphoria, led by Andreja who progresses from unsettlingly perfect and robotic to completely unhinged.
“So many of us spend our lives trying to connect on a profound level, especially when we are unique and different and the sense of isolation permeates our childhood, and Harry did just that. “Dream” is a celebration of differences with a wide-array of performers from all shades of the LGBT community and stars one of the first trans models to burst out onto the scene like a beacon shining a light on others to follow…this is Harry’s tribe. The “Dream” video is like a David LaChapelle photo on steroids, led by the outrageously talented director/photographer Charlie Chops, and it was incredible to see her collaborate with 3D artist Sam Hains, Harry’s brother and my son. It’s is all so bittersweet that I am now channeling Harry through this work and creating art that helps bring his magnificent vision to life,” shares Jane Badler, actress, producer and champion of the ANTIBOY project.
“I love Harry, and his story and vision for having less labels and less barriers between us really touched me. The ‘Dream’ video is such a lovely project to be involved in – very young and creative, and I loved the idea of playing a robot. My character is a trapped soul dreaming of freedom but later she transforms into a grungy glitter-faced rock star who doesn’t care and lets it all go. I had so much fun on the set. I am so proud of everyone in the video. These kids are new and special and just went all the way. And Charlie was such a pleasure to work with! I loved being able to spread my wings on set in Los Angeles after focusing on so many projects internationally and in New York,” shares Andreja Pejić.
“Harry’s inclusive message is what drew me to get involved. It was clear he was so concerned about not leaving people out and making people who are sometimes the outcast the main attraction. For the ‘Dream’ video, I wanted to show the endless possibilities that there are when bringing such a diverse group of people together. I think to be queer is something that has been redefined in the past decade and we are in a time for new art,” says Charlie Chops.