If the last Lightning Dust video (for "Led Astray") was "a butterfly-injured mindscape", the duo's new one is a bit more straightforward.
Well, sort of. In the Tyler McLeod–directed "Competitive Depression" clip, Amber Webber and Josh Wells (and some friends) head into the woods, in wetsuits, to splash around in a waterfall. It looks like they had fun, so let's not read any deep message into it.
The song (which features Destroyer's Dan Bejar on backing vocals) comes from the new Lightning Dust album, Spectre, which came out last week. It's the band's first record since Webber and Wells left their posts in Black Mountain in 2017.
Of the new LP, Webber says:
Spectre is my journey. It’s for all the women warriors that have been battling throughout life looking for a place to express themselves that feels inclusive and inspiring. It’s about finding yourself when no one is paying attention and inventing a new way of creating that feels honest and sincere. I truly feel that women, especially as we age, are underrepresented. That was truly the driving force to creating this album.
Lightning Dust plays the Fox Cabaret on November 13.