Maya Hawke moved on rapidly from the wild hubbub of Stranger Things’ by releasing a single and a rather raunchy music video from her sophomore musical outing. Now, she’s back with her second outing from the forthcoming Moss with the rhythmic ditty ‘Sweet Tooth’.
“‘Sweet Tooth’ was the last song written for MOSS,” Hawke said of the song in a statement. “The lyrics were written in Atlanta while filming, but Christian [Lee Hutson] and I recorded the first demo in Nashville. When we finished the first recording session, I felt this eruption of joy, and I knew this feeling had to be on the record.”
The track’s summery video says a lot about the tune itself. It’s as sweet as the title suggests and carries that same quirky air that her Stranger Things character, Robin Buckley, has become known for.
The video captures the feeling of cutting loose on a pleasant day. As direct Celine Sutter stated: “‘Sweet Tooth’ was born out of conversations with Maya about the song, the album, and the unique feel of sweetness, cavity, death, and joy. We discussed care, caretaking, and childhood adult friendships.”
Continuing: “In the edit, we found the deconstructed nature of the dream with the behind-the-scenes footage – as if Maya was participating in the making of, and the theatre of, her own funeral. ‘Sweet Tooth’ is a trippy, playful video that embraces the dichotomy of its themes: a joyful and melancholic funeral, a fake dream world with real footage, care and loneliness, sweetness and pain.”
You can check out the sweet dental-based music video below. The single is taken from Moss which is due for release on September 23rd.