Along the way to Black Rock Desert’s annual Burning Man celebration in Nevada, Footwerk puts together the song for their “Retrograde” music video.
There’s a story behind the making of this track: Just before hitting the road from his hometown of DC, the band’s lead vocalist, Kyle meets a gypsy princess who would accompany him on a cross-country tour bus ride in search of the adult carnival. While in route, the pair were joined by members of the unnamed traveler’s hippie tribe. Upon arriving at the dream-like destination, the gorgeous gypsy kept Kyle mellow in the chaos of chasing art cars hosted by Skrillex or Diplo and awkward conversations in group showers. The pursuit of the elusive wanderer culminated at the ritual burning of ‘the man’, where she told Kyle, “Mercury is in Retrograde” while raving about the universe. It was that night, he wrote “Retrograde” for his free-spirited love interests.
Check out the music video above.