Chvrches – “Empty Threat” Video

Chvrches released the excellent sophomore album Every Open Eye a few months ago, and now they’ve given us the first truly great music video of their career. Chvrches themselves don’t appear in the video for the Every Open Eye track “Empty Threat.” Instead, the clip tells the story of a crew of high-school goths from suburban Florida. We see them getting smashed and going to a waterpark together, and it looks like so much fun. Director Austin Peters films everything with a naturalistic glow, and it’s a joy to see suburban goths, who are so often treated as punchlines, being depicted with real affection like this. Watch the video below.

Every Open Eye is out now on Glassnote.