Listen: Smith Westerns – Varsity

Chicago three-piece Smith Westerns release their third album, the Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOR) produced Soft Will, on 24th June and in preperation have unveiled the video for new single ‘Varsity’.

The track is a fizzing, chiming slice of echoey indie, with reverbed vocals and lush, swooping melodies. The video is equally intriguing and follows two ludicrously attractive young lovers as they, ya know, act all in love.

The clip was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, who has said he “wanted to make a non narrative video clip about young love without showing the usual conventions of going on dates or hanging out at the mall. We studied this couple as they would study themselves and each other in their dreams, and used abstractly sexual imagery to give it a hallucinogenic and hazy atmosphere”.

Soft Will is out on 24th June via Mom+Pop.

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