Megan Washington – “Limitless” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / August 7, 2014

Brisbane pop-rock singer Megan Washington will release her sophomore LP There There this year, and “Limitless” is the project’s superb lead single. Helmed by Sia/Adele producer Sam Dixon and featuring a band including Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and Roxy Music’s Leo Abraham, the song conjures ’80s New Romantic vibes better than most. It’s a rollicking shuffle with playful horns on the fringe, yet the mood is closer to “emotional crisis”; all that propulsive forward motion feels like running away from something. In the video, though, Washington does a lot of standing still. She stars in a one-shot elevator clip that’s all about colorful lighting and the many complex expressions of a weary human being. Let it entrance you below.

There There is out later this year on Mercury.