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Watch: Chairlift - “Romeo” Video

Moth Due Out in January 22, 2016 via Columbia

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Chairlift are releasing their third album, Moth, on January 22, 2016 via Columbia and have recently shared a video for its first single, “Ch-Ching,” and the audio for the album’s second single, “Romeo.” Now “Romeo” has a video that features a chase through Chinatown and was directed by that-go.

The song is based on the Greek Myth of Atalanta and sung from the viewpoint of Atalanta on her final race. Kurt Feldman of synth-pop band Ice Choir guest stars in the video as “Romeo.”

Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek commented on the video in a press release: “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the chaos of Chinatown, especially all the layers and niches of it, so I wanted to set the chase there. We wanted to stay loyal to the lyrics of the song, which are about arrogantly resisting love until being tricked into it. We’re really playing characters here instead of ourselves, but the emotion is one that I very much relate to.”

Chairlift multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimberly added in the press release: “My character in the ‘Romeo’ video is kind of the puppeteer, always there, making sure everything falls into place as it should, keeping fate on course.”

Moth is the follow-up to 2012’s excellent sophomore album, Something. Last year Polachek released Arcadia, a very good solo album as Ramona Lisa. She also recently shared a new solo song and video, “The Boy Who I’ll See Again,” in conjunction with MAKE Beauty.

Check out the “Romeo” video below. Also read our 2014 print article on Polachek’s Ramona Lisa album as well as our 2014 bonus website interview with her.


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