Hot Sugar – “Your Nails Look So Pretty” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Nick Koenig, aka Hot Sugar, has made a name for himself with his unique production work, but only now is he getting ready to release his debut solo album, God’s Hand. Before that, however, he’ll release the Seductive Nightmares 7″ which includes the A-side “Your Nails Look So Pretty,” a song that provides the delicate soundtrack to this surreal video he’s directed. It follows Koenig on a strange journey as he is woken up by a pair of masked children and walks through a series of increasingly odd settings. Much like his music, though, the strength of the video comes from the attention to detail: the recurring images of snails; picking up the spider marble only to have a series of spiders appear later; the way he gently puts his hand up when the two kids impatiently try to grab at their meal of gummy worms. It’s made even better that he does all of this with the somnambulant calm of someone who hasn’t had their morning coffee yet. It’s great and you should watch it below.