“Montana,” a song from the young Boise bedroom-rock auteur Youth Lagoon, is a huge, surging tune, something that seems way too epic for a kid to make on his own. And now director Tyler T. Williams has given the song a rich, powerful narrative video, one that packs a whole lot of emotional catharsis and tricky storytelling into its five minutes.
Seriously, in the age of the fast-and-cheap internet music video, it’s a rare thing to see anyone attempting a short film with this sort of force, let alone pulling it off. We might need to bring back Jessica’s old Best Videos Of The Week feature just so we can help clips like this one get the props they deserve. It’s really something. Watch it below.
Youth Lagoon’s album The Year Of Hibernation is out 9/27 on Fat Possum. I think I need to go call my dad now.