Indie rock songs seem to be soundtracking a lot of car commercials lately, and if you didn't know better, you might think that's exactly what this new Girls video is supposed to be. This new clip for "Vomit", our first taste of the forthcoming Girls LP Father, Son, Holy Ghost, begins with gorgeous, professionally-shot footage of a bright red Mustang convertible, which lies in wait during the song's first minute. Soon enough, the track explodes with that massive sound that Girls have such an affinity for, and the car roars to life. In subsequent three minutes, the driver -- who is never seen on camera until the end -- cruises around in the car, taking in the city lights and the nightlife around him. The video perfectly captures the grittiness of the track, and works conceptually with the song's central line -- "The nights I spend alone, I spend alone looking for you baby... Looking for love".
When "Vomit" changes in tone around the four minute mark, we see that the driver is none other than Girls frontman Christopher Owens himself. When he finally reaches his destination, Owens switches off the radio and the other half of Girls, bassist JR White, jumps in.
Long story short, this video is awesome, and makes the song easier to appreciate on a deeper level. This is what all music videos should aim to do.
Father, Son, Holy Ghost arrives September 13th on True Panther Sounds.