Nothing have shared their stunning video for “Blue Line Baby“, the second single from the band’s highly anticipated third album, Dance On The Blacktop.
The song tells a story of the Kensington/Frankford section of North Philadelphia in the early 1990’s, amidst its full blown opioid outbreak, using street names and landmarks as the stories protagonists. Frontman Domenic Palermo explains: “Looking around at the friends and family that are still around that came from down there, I’ll always be touched by what can come out of all that chaos and suffering. Children forced to learn loss early, faced with immeasurable odds and all the while this train continually hovers over your head, taunting you with its irony that there wasn’t a way out.”
Watch the video below.
With the help of Mark McCoy, Palermo decided to tell the story of the song’s heroine Cambria, through the eyes of Shakespeare’s timeless tale, Ophelia using the Sir John Everett Millais painting as the base. Palermo then brought in visionary projection company, Klip Collective led by Ricardo Rivera whom would take the director’s seat, photographer Bryan Huynh for art direction and stylist Cece Liu. The team wove together an elegant fairy tale of “digital renaissance” as model Sara Skinner treads wearily scene to scene in alluring lights and smoke whilst draped in vintage Maison Margelia.
Watch below the making of the video.
Dance On The Blacktop will be released August 24th via Relapse Records. See Nothing on their European Tour this December