“No one should live undercover. No one is above the other. Freedom is a gift for everyone.”
This is the chorus chanted over and over again in Hive Riot’s newest music video, “Undercover,” which was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday.
Hive Riot — a duo of Utah County’s Mindy Gledhill and her New York, classically trained pianist brother-in-law Dustin Gledhill — called it the “most important song” on their first album.
“This song is really all about being able to just be who you are out in the open without any fear, without any shame,” Mindy said in the behind-the-scenes video. “It can apply to coming out or any type of transformation in your life.
The flashy music video was created with a variety of featured dancers who also shared their transformation stories in the behind-the-scenes video, which included stories about immigrating to the United States, being adopted and more.
Mindy has deep Utah Valley roots with her career as a indie singer-songwriter, and was the cover of Utah Valley Magazine in January 2014. She returned to Utah Valley Magazine in January 2016 with her new group, Hive Riot, and album.
“This is a ‘dancey’ album, but there are serious songs about not hiding who you are and being confident as you let go of expectations others have for you,” Mindy told Utah Valley Magazine in January.