Kurt Vile’s wonderful new album Waking On A Pretty Daze, one of the year’s best, is a languorous sprawl, and you wouldn’t expect it to lend itself to elegant graphic design or stark iconography. But in making the proper video for Vile’s song “Never Run Away” (which isn’t to be confused with the adorable preview video), the great directing team HARRYS dressed Vile in an all-white ensemble and filmed him in 35mm. We see Vile playing a white guitar and riding an all-white school bus, slouching his way around the more desolate reaches of his native Philadelphia. It’s a weirdly perfect video, and you can watch it below.
Wakin On A Pretty Daze is out now on Matador.