The Smith Westerns are giving us another taste of their eagerly-anticipated new album, Soft Will. We’ve already heard “Varsity,” the excellent first single off of the album, and now the band has made a new video to accompany it. It’s a fittingly psychedelic clip that ends up accentuating the dreamy keyboards that permeate the song.
“I wanted to make a non-narrative video clip about young love without showing the usual conventions of going out on dates or hanging out at the mall,” said Alan Del Rio Ortiz, the video’s director. “We studied this couple as they would study themselves and each other in their dreams and used abstractly sexual imagery to give it a hallucinogenic and hazy atmosphere.”
Soft Will comes out on June 2th on Mom+Pop. Watch the video for “Varsity” below: