Do not attempt to adjust the brightness on your computer screen: The Antlers’ video for Familiars single “Hotel” is supposed to look this way. Here, director Derrick Belcham experiments with light and texture, using the band, a few spotlights, and some abandoned building to create intriguing contrasts between pure blinding light and foreboding darkness. More artistic experiment than actual narrative, it’s still a fitting choice of visuals for the mournful ballad.
Dim the lights and watch it below.
Familiars is due out June 17th via ANTI- Records. For more sounds, check out “Palace”.