Should you be looking for the perfect track to accompany your transition into the weekend, look no further than Sweet Tempest’s “Party in Panama”. With 80s synth surging through the track’s bass, an infectious sound ensues, all of which is emphasised by the pair’s commanding vocals. And, with the Panama Papers scandal used to inform the track’s thought-provoking lyrics, the track situates itself as a deeply infectious cut laced with carefully crafted messages.
And, what better way to emphasise the essence of the track than with an accompanying black and white music video? Filled with joyous hedonism, which is associated with the youth of today, the Matthew Thorne-directed visuals work to prove that the Berlin-based duo is not afraid to candidly confront the difficult theme that lies at the heart of their track.
“We support any kind of hedonism, but we’re disgusted by the insatiable lifestyle of the one-percenter exposed by the Panama and now Pandora Papers leak,” explains the band when speaking on the track and its new music video. “Party in Panama is a commentary on that. These people build their so-called wealth on the backbone of the small guy and apparently come away with it. It needs to stop. In gritty contrast, the video showcases hedonism in its purest form, full of love, laughter and friendship.”
Head below to watch the “Party in Panama” music video…