Every now and then a song (or music video) comes along that carefully creeps its way into the brain of the listener (or viewer). With the music video for their new single, “Caramel Again”, Animal Lover take an impressive stab at occupying that space. The Emily Downes video opts for atmospherics rather than a clear-cut narrative, stringing together a series of warped, disquieting imagery.
“Caramel Again” is further elevated by the song that serves as its core engine, a creeping acoustic track that’s reminiscent of some of Tenement’s more experimental work. Packaged together, “Caramel Again” becomes a surprisingly foreboding work, with both of its core functions feeding into the other to create something that feels like raw expression rather than calculated construction. It’s an incredibly impressive work from a band that will undoubtedly be fascinating to watch as they move forward.
Watch “Caramel Again” below and pre-order Stay Alive from Forward here.