Hotel Mira Learns to Stop Romanticizing Toxicity in the New Video for 'Fever Pitch'

Canadian alt-rock band Hotel Mira's song "Fever Pitch" has been a fan favorite ever since listeners first got a taste of the track in 2020, and after officially releasing in July, the track now has a colorful, vibey music video that'll make you fall even harder for it.

The track is all about the ways we can sometimes romanticize toxic relationships, and finally learn to recognize and call out the things people do to manipulate us, and we love the way story is told through its summery sound, made even more fun with the music video. We got the chance to ask frontman Charlie Kerr all about the song and what it means to the band.


The Story Behind 'Fever Pitch'

Charlie Kerr: I was inspired to write "Fever Pitch," I think in a large part due to the Instagram meme page"Beam Me Up Softboi," where people send in their real screenshot-ed conversations with pseudo-intellectual condescending boys who love Tame Impala and think smoking cigarettes is a personality. I would read that page and laugh and cringe and it made me think about the ways that we romanticize things that are toxic about us rather than working on our flaws. We create a mythology, that is what makes us interesting.


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What 'Fever Pitch' Means

Charlie: It's a big pop song about calling someone on how frustrated you are that they have been lying and self-piteous. So I hope it gives people confidence to see their worth and that they don't need to be with a manipulative person, and I hope it makes some manipulative people wake up to their impact.


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Charlie's Favorite Lyric

Charlie: My favorite lyric in "Fever Pitch" is probably, "You're like a masochist. You're an acid trip but you're bad at it. You wear your cowardice like you're proud of it. I am too old for this." I think why I like it so much is it best articulates what I am trying to say as a mission statement for the song, which is that self-awareness and having read the right books do not give you permission to mistreat someone.


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