Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” Video

The day my ex-boyfriend and I broke up, we had tickets to a Youth Lagoon show that we didn’t want to waste. So we went — together — in all our heartbreak and despair. Before watching Trevor Powers’ new video for “Highway Patrol Stun Gun,” I never thought listening to the Idaho artist’s music would ever make me feel anything but “Oh my God I want to die” again, but I was wrong. Despite the song’s pensive piano and Powers’ downcast whine, the video, directed by Kendy Ty, features Powers happily perusing around New York City with a mysterious gold-masked best friend. “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” is off Youth Lagoon’s upcoming record Savage Hills Ballroom. Here’s what Powers told The FADER about the video:

“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.”

Watch below.

Catch Youth Lagoon on tour this fall:

09/10 Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
09/11 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
09/12 Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre
09/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade %
09/24 London, England @ XOYO
09/26 Paris, France @ Cafe De La Danse
09/28 Brussels, Belgium @ Rotonde, Botanique
09/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
10/02 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet Club
10/04 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Jazzhouse
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
10/16 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
10/17 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
10/19 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
10/20 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom *
10/21 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
10/23 Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar *
10/25 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House *
10/24 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
10/29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
10/30 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
10/31 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
11/01 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
11/03 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
11/04 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
11/05 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
11/06 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s *
11/07 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
11/09 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *
11/10 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
11/11 Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
11/13 @ Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
11/14 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
11/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre #
11/18 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
11/20 Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
11/21 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #

% w/Yvette
* w/Moon King
# w/Taylor McFerrin

Savage Hills Ballroom is out 9/25 on Fat Possum Records. Pre-order it here.

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