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St. Vincent's 'Los Ageless' video is nightmare fuel in Pepto pink

Scene from St. Vincent's 'Los Ageless' video
Scene from St. Vincent's 'Los Ageless' videoWillo Perron/YouTube

by Lars Gotrich

October 04, 2017

St. Vincent's "Los Ageless" is a thumping piece of electro-rock thwacked by drum machines, wobbly bass synth and Annie Clark's signature Ernie Ball guitar. "How can anybody have you and lose you — and not lose your mind, too?" she sings in the desperate and claustrophobic chorus. In a new video, that unhinged love is manifested in weird, gross and silly visuals.

Willo Perron — who's also handled creative direction for The xx, Rihanna and Kanye West — coats "Los Ageless" in Pepto pinks, mounds of shredded orange paper piling into a purple room and green, creeping goo. Clark gets blown away (à la Maxell), is wrapped in plastic surgery bandages, and, in a moment that nods to Terry Gilliam's dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Clark's cheeks are stretched out like wings of plastic skin. Nightmare fuel in soft hues. (See also: The making of Lucius' "Gone Insane" video.)

MASSEDUCTION comes out Oct. 13 via Loma Vista Recordings. St. Vincent goes on tour starting Oct. 7, kicked off by "St. Vincent: Fear The Future" in Los Angeles.

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