Young & Sick – “Magnolia” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Last week we heard “Magnolia” and “Willow,” a pair of sleek, soulful synth-pop songs with R&B and new wave overtones courtesy of L.A. multimedia artist Young & Sick. Both tracks are fucking magnificent; I called them “familiar yet oh-so otherworldly,” but honestly I could spend all day coming up with adjectives to praise this stuff. Today we’re pleased to present the “Magnolia” video in all its splendor. Young & Sick has done acclaimed visual work for clients including Maroon 5, Robin Thicke, Foster The People, and, um, Andy Dick and Jerry Stiller, so he ably handles the directorial duties here. The clip’s quick-hitting stream of images focuses heavily on bubbles, ice blocks, and the tide — fitting enough for such liquid music. It’s almost as mesmerizing as the song itself. Whoever he is, this guy is doing it right; I can’t verify whether he’s young or not, but his music is most definitely sick. Watch the “Magnolia” video below.
The “Magnolia” b/w “Willow” single is out now via Harvest. Catch the live show soon at Coachella and on the East Coast:
2/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
2/4 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
2/5 Washington, DC @ DC9
4/12 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/19 Indio, CA @ Coachella