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Youth Lagoon unveils new song “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” and video — watch

Third studio LP, Savage Hills Ballroom, hits stores in September

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Next month, Youth Lagoon returns with a new album entitled Savage Hills Ballroom. Thus far, we’ve heard lead single “The Knower”; now, Trevor Powers is teasing the LP with “Highway Patrol Stun Gun”.

The charming pop cut is accompanied by its official music video, directed by Kendy Ty. The clip follows Powers and his masked friend as they stroll through the streets of New York City. Check it out below.

Powers offered some context on the song and visual in a recent interview:

“With all the police brutality in the media, it seemed like every single day there was some element of chaos—but in different forms. It just got so bad. I feel like we live in this shitstorm now where there’s so many corrupt people in high places, people getting away with all this shit. So, I sat down and I decided to just write whatever came to my mind. Living in Idaho, it’s easy to feel isolated from all of these events, and that was sort of my way of dealing with it. There’s also elements of loss tied to [the song] as well. I lost one of my closest friends a couple years back, and that bled into everything. It was all these ideas put into a blender.

“For me [the concept of the video] was this idea of having this extension of yourself. We go down these life paths and we feel like we’re always alone, but we have those different aspects of our personality that are essentially grounding us; we’re not quite alone, because we have our spirit. It was that idea, combined with the idea of losing someone and having them still be alive throughout your day to day—because I think that’s a very real thing. Anyone who’s experienced any sort of loss, you know you go out on a windy day you feel the wind on your skin and you feel like they’re still there.”

Savage Hills Ballroom arrives on September 25th via Fat Possum. In support, Youth Lagoon will tour the US all this fall.

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