This new Los Campesinos! songs finds the Welsh septet spinning a tale about a far-too-pretty too-thin girl who’s taking her “diet” to extremes (“she’s not eating again / she’s not eating again”), filling up on pills and thoughts of her mother’s early death “from allergic reaction to a general anesthetic.” For the accompanying video the band went to Barry Island with a bunch of friends and some beers and returned with that true-life aesthetic we’ve seen from their recent tourmates Girls via “Hellhole Ratrace” and “Lust For Life.” Ellen Campesinos and her friend Owain shot it. The song and the clip grow darker together. As far as the title: “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future” for a bunch of reasons, but partly because of the solitude, perfect symmetry.
Los Campesinos! – “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future” (MP3)
[Photo by Jon Bergman]