Exclusive: A freaky and funny new video from Portland's swoon-pop heroes
It makes perfect sense for Portland swoon-pop trio Blouse to ask Montreal-based director Angus Borsos to direct the video for "A Feeling Like This," a song about “the psychedelic experience”. Known for his intense, painterly touch, Borsos – who has crafted promos for Julia Holter and Sean Nicholas Savage this year – set about making a deliciously trippy, mostly monochrome mini-movie for the band on lush 35mm film. “His work consistently deals with the surreal, and while all music videos are visual by nature, we feel that Angus's are exceptionally cinematic,” says Blouse’s frontwoman Charlie Hilton. Surreal isn’t the half of it. Leaping through a series of studied vignettes – a comatose couple lying across a double bed, a gun aimed into the night sky, a pesky Rubik’s cube, a crashed plane and a woman pondering the necessity of a home haircut – the impressively ambitious video keeps on returning to Hilton, seemingly floating through space on a fancy Louis XIV chaise. We’ll have some of what she’s having.