This shouldn’t be a surprise given their name, but the recently revived Scottish indie-poppers the Pastels have a way with visuals. Rather than the titular medium, though, their videos tend toward collage. They already gave us one great clip for comeback single “Check My Heart,” and here’s another for Slow Summits track “Kicking Leaves.” This one is a lot more impressionistic, with rich swaths of color splattered across grainy footage. Matched with Katrina Mitchell’s breathy whisper and a heartstring-tugging string arrangement, it’s pretty heavenly all-around, especially if you’re a sucker for twee balladry along the lines of Belle & Sebastian’s “Fox In The Snow.” See for yourself below.
Slow Summits is out now on Domino.