Nada Surf – “Rushing” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Michelle Laggan | March 3, 2016 - 9:39 am

After performing “Cold To See Clear” on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday, Nada Surf have released the video for another You Know Who You Are track, “Rushing.” Shot on-site in Paris, the clip narrates the path of two people whose spontaneous affections remind viewers of the profundities and excitement to be found throughout life’s small moments. Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws is there to witness the romance in bloom. Here’s Caws with some background on the video:

i’ve known sarah and emilie barbault for a long time. i did the music for two short films of theirs, a day of lucidity and pleurer des larmes d’enfance. they shot the video for the minor alps song “waiting for you.” we’d wanted to make another video together for a long time. the song is about the transporting feeling of new love. i wrote it with dan wilson. we were writing together to see what it would be like, not for nada surf necessarily. it was a really wonderful experience. he has such a great musical and lyrical mind. i was originally hoping that this song would be sung by a woman because while there is (more and more) pressure on men to be attractive, there is still clearly more on women, and this song touches on body-consciousness in the chorus, how the right person can make you forget issues of appearance, and more holistically can pull your mind up out of your body and into a plane of one-ness, of spirit. there’s a line about watching the human river go by, when you’re not participating or can’t find your way in.

we had a great day taking the subway all over paris and shooting wherever felt good. it was fun to play for the commuters but i’m sure they were wondering why i wasn’t singing a famous song.

Watch “Rushing” below along with the Seth Meyers performance of “Cold To See Clear.”

You Know Who You Are is out tomorrow, 3/4, on Barsuk/City Slang. Pre-order it from Barsuk, City Slang, iTunes, or Amazon.