Chet Faker – “1998” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

This week marks the release of Built On Glass, the full-length debut from Melbourne singer-producer Chet Faker. With the album’s unveiling comes the video for single “1998,” an immensely appealing blend of airy club music, ’80s pop, and melancholy singer-songwriter sounds. The song is superb, and its video is equally intriguing. Director Domenico Bartolo guides illustrations by Grace Lee through a series of metamorphoses inspired by Keith Haring, ’80s club culture, and putting one foot in front of the other in the aftermath of a failed relationship. Just keep pressing on, it seems to imply — and indeed you should proceed forward to watch this video posthaste.

Built On Glass is out now on Downtown Records/Future Classic. Check out Chet Faker on tour:

5/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Output
5/14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
5/15 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
5/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/19 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
5/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/22 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/23 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
5/24 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
5/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
5/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
5/31 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
6/1 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/4 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/6 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/7 Austin, TX @ The Parish