If ever there was a video that highlighted the surreal art-hippie aesthetic and wonderful weirdness that is the Back Pockets, this is it. Want to know if you might be a fan of the collective’s psychedelic dream-pop? Do you think you can handle the sensory overload of their eccentric and (sometimes) absurdist performance art? HEY WATCH THIS VIDEO AND FIND OUT. It’s like a goddamn Rorschach test.
Personally, I find “Beauty” the song to be somewhat pedestrian. But this vid? HOLY SHIT. Whoever conjured up this little slice of madcap awesomeness needs to share their drugs with me. I have not one clue what’s going on here and guess what? I DON’T CARE. So long as that camera keeps moving, keeps tracking down those outlandish characters and illuminating whatever bizzaro alter universe they’re supposed to be inhabiting, I’m good. This is ART, dammit, with dancing and wild makeup and off-the-wall costumes and some sort of crazy pagan marriage ritual and an EGG. Don’t forget the EGG. (Spoiler: the egg dies.)