Suuns – “Paralyzer” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Montreal-based Suuns explore the power of opposing forces on Hold/Still, which can be heard in their new song “Paralyzer.” The track evaluates the toxicity of desire as lead singer Ben Shemie sings, “I just want to touch you and hold you in my hands.” In the video directed by Charles-André Coderre, we are haunted by the emptiness of what looks like a futuristic toxic waste plant, alluding to the song’s conceptual lyrical content. As “Paralyzer” builds in intensity through intricate, experimental synth sounds, dizzying animations and a lustful scene take us on a trip that seductively explores the song’s dark, yet passionate theme. Watch the video below and check out a remix of the song, as well as Suuns’ upcoming tour dates.

03/12 Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Agora des Arts
03/19 Azores Island, PT @ Tremor Festival
04/07 Sainte-Therese, QC @ Bar le Cha-Cha
04/09 Saint-Casimir, QC @ La Taverne
04/15 Quebec City, QC @ La Meduse
04/16 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC @ La Naufrageur
04/20 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
04/21 Ottawa, ON @ St. Alban’s Church
04/22 Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
04/23 Athens, OH @ Ohio University at Casa Nueva
04/24 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop Bar
04/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/27 Washington, DC @ DC9
04/28 New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
04/29 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
05/19 Berlin, DE @ Berghain
05/20 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
05/21 Lille, FR @ Grand Mix
05/22 Brussels, BE @ La Nuit De Botanique Festival
05/24 London, UK @ ICA
05/27 Neustreliz, DE @ Immergut Festival
05/28 KleinReifling, AT @ Seewiesen Festival
05/30 Paris, FR @La Villette Sonique
05/31 Tours, FR @ Aucard De Tours Festival
06/01 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/03 Lourmarin, FR @Festival YEAH
06/04 Mulhouse, FR @ Noumatrouff
06/05 Mannheim, DE @ Maifield Derby Festival
06/07 Yverdon les Bains, SW @L’Amalgame
06/08 Rome, IT @ Monk
06/09 Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
06/17 Vancouver BC @ Imperial // Levitation Vancouver
06/25 Calgary AB @ Sled Island Festival

Hold/Still will be out 4/15 via Secretly Canadian. Pre-order it here.

CREDIT: Nick Helderman