American indietronica project The Chain Gang of 1974 has just released a new music video for their cut “Forget,” featuring the Naked and Famous’ Alisa Xayalith. The song is an emotionally charged track that takes the Chain Gang’s signature simple, punchy percussion and builds upon it with strong melodies that cohesively mesh, thanks to the powerful vocal duet.
The video is simple yet affecting, with a single focus on the beauty of movement and dance in a sea of blue lighting. The choreography was done by Lindsey Blafarb, who has previously worked with artists like Lorde, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, and more.
The primary mastermind behind the synth-pop project, Kamtin Mohager, explains: “‘Forget’ is possibly one of the most important songs to me as a songwriter, solely based on its complexity. Compared to my previous work, I hadn’t written something with such layers… While writing FELT, Peter Gabriel’s So was my biggest influence. With that being said, I wanted a song like ‘Don’t Give Up.’ It only seemed appropriate to have a duet with Alisa. It turned out better than I could’ve ever imagined.”
The Chain Gang of 1974 released its fourth full-length album Felt, which included “Forget,” earlier this summer to critical delight.
Watch the video for “Forget” below.