The song, from the group’s 2016 album Being No One, Going Nowhere, was written by Joshua Hodges (lead vocals) on a retreat at Joshua Tree. Influenced by the solitude of the retreat, lyrics ache with the feeling of being insignificant: a theme on the album. Lonely lyrics are colored by a bouncy bassline, major-chord resolution in the chorus, and a retro, dreamy production value.
The video emulates the lyrical-melodic contrast through a seemingly innocent, whimsical sci-fi story with a darker ending. The girl (in the video) starts by playing with virtual reality, but ends with her soul (represented by a small black creature) being eaten out of a takeout box. Additionally, the piece is done all in stop-motion.
Tickets for STRFKR’s June 29th performance in Missoula with the Reptalians are still available online, over the phone at (877) 987-6487, or at The Top Hat’s box office in downtown Missoula. More information on the event can be found here.