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Watch: Rilo Kiley’s silly, sad, and fun video for “Emotional”

on November 14, 2013, 12:42pm

Rilo Kiley - Emotional video

Earlier this year, Rilo Kiley released RKives, a rarities compilation of unreleased material and B-sides from the now defunct band’s lengthy 10-year run. Now, one of its 16 tracks, a wistful number titled “Emotional” receives an equally moving video. Directed by Austin Nagler, the clip sets Jenny Lewis’ words on feelings and loss against a backdrop of old black-and-white footage from the ’50s and ’60s — some fun, some silly, and some downright painful. Watch it below (via Rolling Stone).

“The video makes me think of the way Bill Hicks would often end his act by saying ‘The world is like a ride at an amusement park,'” Nagler commented. “When I originally cut the video, I put footage of Hicks performing that quote with half of it before the vid and the other half after.”

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