Sometimes you just want to watch something…pleasant. Alexis Taylor’s new music video won’t surprise, shock, or awe you – but it will probably relax you.
Taylor, best known for his work with British electro-pop crew Hot Chip, is gearing up for the release of his second solo album, Await Barbarians. And don’t expect this to be a clone of previous work – Taylor’s vocals remain warm, but he’s ditched the glitz of say, “Ready for the Floor” in favor of a much simpler aesthetic.
And so we come to “Without a Crutch”. It’s a simple, dreamy song, and an extremely intimate one. Listen to it, and you can almost imagine Taylor swaying about soulfully, maybe wearing a dippy sweater and retiree spectacles.
Well imagine no longer, because that’s the best summary of the video we can offer.
Await Barbarians is set to drop on the 24th of this month. Looking forward to it.