“New Dorp. New York” is the first single from Wonder Where We Land, the new album from the masked British producer SBTRKT, and it’s one of the strangest first singles from an anticipated album in recent memory. It’s a shuffly, skittering thumper that has Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig half-scatting nonsense about New York, and there’s a good chance you either really like it or are completely baffled by it. You will probably feel the same way about the song’s brand-new computer-animated video. The opening seconds of director Fons Schiedon’s clip show a praying mantis, in silhouette, devouring a beetle. It goes on to show a mammalian predator stalking dark city streets, doing predatory things, its presence and actions basically unexplained. Check it out below.
Wonder Where We Land is out 9/23 on Young Turks.