Total Control’s video for “Flesh War” reminds me of those nights when you drive around at night just for the sake of it. Whether it’s because you don’t want to be home or need some time to think or need to blast music as loud as you possibly can (or all three at once), it’s something I think mostly everyone does. It’s a way to wander aimlessly with purpose: you’re still “going” somewhere, but it’s easy to zone out and forget about whatever is troubling you, or at least work through it without any outside distractions. The video for “Flesh War” is simple enough: it starts out with 45-seconds worth of silence, watching as someone leaves their apartment and gets into their car. The music starts when the car does and, even though there’s someone with a camera in there the whole time, our protagonist still feels as though he’s completely alone. Blurry, out-of-focus shots make up most of the video, shooting the streetlights and the tree-lined roads from a rain-stained window. Watch below.
Total Control’s Typical System is out now on Iron Lung.