Less symbolism than last time and the drama’s dialed down a notch, but Steve Bays’s curls continue to loom large in this retro-printed clip for “Harmonicas & Tambourines,” lyrics printed for your karaokeing pleasure. (Although you’re probably not gonna sing along, let’s agree it’s better than “Let Me In”). They say magic words like “Hotel Chelsea” and “Brooklyn” and take stabs at comical quirk but sorry to say triple H, it’s not happening here. Also note the excessive depictions of straightening irons, and again, Steve Bays’s curls. Maybe a subconscious rendering of fears of going flat? Too late.
Happiness LTD. is out now on Sire/Warner.