Teen just released a video for their song Free Time and it’s not like anything else. With a goal of being low budget, the video was filmed straight to VHS and as a result, has a totally 80’s feel to it. The video features a marriage of Becca Kauffman’s Home Music Video series –a collection of narrative, homemade dance music videos that are meant to give it a feel that is exactly that- A low budget 80’s music video.
Teens new album Love Yes was released yesterday via Carpark Records, and in honor of that shared the video for “Free Time” as well. Becca Kauffman from Ava Luna not only directed the video but is also the featured dancer.
“Free Time” was inspired by the 1980’s public access television performances of R. Stevie Moore, the post-punk choreographer Michael Clark’s video dance collaborations with his musical contemporaries, and the barebones production quality and interpretive dance accompaniment to Sid Harvey Fisher’s Astrology Songs.” Said Kauffman upon reflecting on the making of the video.
Love Yes explores the disharmony and empowerment that both sexuality and spirituality can create within the modern woman’s psyche. Universal ideas of loyalty, pleasure, purity, power, aging and love are confronted with a knowable specificity. There is a quality of wholesomeness, but also an edge—a kind of wise anger and electricity. It is a beautiful, detailed album about womanhood and the embodiment of the sensual, played by a group fully in step with one another. Love Yes bursts into the static air with a vibrancy recognized by its confidence and power.
Love Yes Tracklisting
- All About Us
- Gone For Good
- Another Man’s Woman
- Free Time
- Noise Shift
- Love Yes