New video offers a playful take on track’s tension.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down have just dropped the music video to their new single Astonished Man.
The track itself is a blur of jazzy sophistication, electronic manipulation, bass-intensive rumblings and earthshattering beats – all of which is laden with a variety of hooks to make this one track you’re bound to remember. To make this feel a little less like a blistering assault, the video has a bit of a playful approach to reduce intensity. Playing out like a horror video, it soon becomes apparent that this exactly what it is. It’s a clever way of matching the tension before alleviating it implicitly, without altering the song itself at all.