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ARMS shares video for anxious new slow jam “Stellary” — watch

Todd Goldstein croons and skeletons dance in the video for ARMS’ new single

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“I’ve been referring to ‘Stellary’ for a while now as an existential slow jam,” says Todd Goldstein of his new single. The ARMS mastermind describes his latest work as “an R&B love song,” but there’s a sinister undercurrent that transforms all those typical hallmarks of R&B — the falsetto singing, the heavy back-and-forth beat — into something more dreadful and, dare we say, more delicious. Goldstein agrees, going so far as to compare the song’s atmosphere to “a party where the guest of honor is the grinning spectre of death.”

The Brooklyn-based indie project has come a long way from the days when Goldstein would write and record all the music in his bedroom, and “Stellary” is a prime example of where Goldstein’s ambition can take him when he’s willing to think big. The song comes with a video directed by Lavinia Jones Wright, who provides a visual counterpoint to Goldstein’s anxious lyrics with a troupe of dancing skeletons. Goldstein, meanwhile, looks dapper in a suit and a pair of homemade X-ray specs. “The X-ray specs create an interesting relationship between the dancers and myself,” he explains. “A guy’s supposed to see something illicit when he puts them on, not a reminder of his own mortality! Whoops!”

ARMS’ third studio album Patterns is due out June 3rd via Paper Garden Records. Pre-order it on iTunes or vinyl.

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