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After releasing “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” last month as the first single for their upcoming third record Three, electronic dream pop duo Phantogram has just supported the track with an edgy music video. Three will be released September 16. Directed by Grant Singer, the video features alternating shots from a seedy hotel room to the beach to a mysterious laboratory, all the while filled with latex outfits and Sarah Barthel dancing seductively.
Watching the video, it’s pretty hard to determine whether there’s a lot to write about or absolutely nothing to write about. The imagery is definitely quite varied, but throughout the majority of the video, it’s pretty hard to understand what is going on at all. Although, this was pretty much to be expected, considering the fact that Josh Carter had said in an interview with Pitchfork Media that the video would be “pretty dark and abstract.”
If there’s one conclusion that can definitely be drawn from this is that this video is undeniably, excruciatingly edgy. From the mood lighting to the house destruction to a seemingly naked old man (a staple of ’90s grunge music videos), the “edge” factor for the video is off the charts. But to be honest, the edginess of the video makes a lot of sense, considering the song it was behind.
Phantogram is also associated with the Big Grams project, a collaboration between famed member of OutKast Big Boi and Phantogram. Big Boi apparently had discovered the duo from a song of theirs that was on a pop-up advertisement. So far, Big Grams has released an eponymous debut EP to mixed reviews, but who knows where the trio will go from here (They’ve also released a couple music videos a few months back; check it out).
Check out the new Phantogram music video here: