The line between music video and lyric video has blurred to the point that “Alcohol,” our second taste from the upcoming self-titled album by the Sufjan/Son Lux/Serengeti trio Sisyphus (fka s / s / s), has a “lyric video” without any lyrics in it. Instead, it features a collage-like slideshow of global scenes, celebrities, and Sisyphus members by artist Jim Hodges, whose current exhibition in Minneapolis dovetails with the Sisyphus album. As with “Calm It Down” before it, “Alcohol” lives in somewhat amorphous stylistic space; it’s a bit like The Downward Spiral-era NIN crossed with the oddball Anticon hip-hop and ornate boutique catharsis music that helped bring this group together. Check it out below.
Sisyphus is out 3/18 via Asthmatic Kitty.