Anteros Shares Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Its New Video "Breakfast"
The London quadruplet talks the morning-after.
Don’t hang onto others for answers, or happiness. Therein rests the truth behind Anteros‘ new alt-pop single and music video, “Breakfast.” The London-née band cooked up the perfect tune of sun-drenched emotions and razor-sharp lyrics to recite tales of self-indulgent love. Nothing better than Coco Flakes or Eggs Benedict to cure the morning-after — well-deserved if you’re “seeing someone who only wanted to stay up and talk about his problems all the time.” Girl-boss Laura Hayden and her bandmates Joshua Rumble, Harry Balazs and Charlie Monneraud, spin humor from egotistic love. But that’s not all she’s encouraging. To womenkind, Laura wants “freedom to want whatever you want, and be whoever you want to be.” Don’t subscribe to the expectations or myths of Hollywood — or social media, for that matter.
Press play and read our conversation with Laura below. Here’s our disclaimer: we guarantee you’ll be hankering after some eggs, Cheerios and introspection afterwards.
What’s the story behind Breakfast?
We wrote this song last summer. I was seeing someone who only wanted to stay up and talk about his problems all the time, especially at night. One night I realized this wasn’t going to go anywhere, there was no need to dwell on it, or talk about it for hours. We just happened to cross paths at weird points in our life. I feel like fear always leaves us hanging onto other people for answers. I didn’t know the answers, so I couldn’t sort his life, and he couldn’t sort out mine.
How do you want young women to react to your message?
Freedom to want whatever you want, and be whoever you want to be. These days it seems like we’re all in a hurry to get to the end, to find happiness instead of finding happiness in the journey of every day life.
Do you shun expectations? Or rather, do you think expectations propels the unrealistic myth of fairy tale endings?
It’s hard to shun expectations when we are constantly bombarded by them. Hollywood is partly responsible for this necessity to fantasize and glamorize our lives. And social media is, in my opinion, the other party responsible for these expectations — the constant need to look happy and be successful, to always want more. I guess the dream is to shed all expectations and focus on what makes you happy, not what should make you happy.
The Barbie Doll in your music video, any particular significance in it?
Barbie is another symbol unrealistic goals. They were thrust upon kids from a very young age, representing what girls should be when they grow up — the beautified adulthood that made us want to grow up.
Shooting your music looked fun. How was it being on set?
I sent an inspiration image of this girl laying on the kitchen floor (she was covered in eggs), and it all kind of spiraled from there. We were so lucky to find an awesome team, and directors J&J who shared the same vision. Everything just clicked, and it was so much fun to bring the characters and set to life (especially the shot in strawberry milk and Cheerios). It was a couple of long days — first day for all food and prop shots, and the second day of filming was 15 hours long. We barely stopped all day, but I kinda think shoots are better when you’re not having to sit and wait around for hours. Everyone was running around, helping each other, and there was great energy.
What’s your favorite breakfast food?
We can never agree on breakfast. Josh’s go to is Weetabix, Harry loves crumpets, Charles loves fresh baked baguette (like the Frenchman he is), and I’m all about the eggs. The one thing we all share in common is our love for coffee.