Ryan Hemsworth's 'Against a Wall' Video Stars a Girl and Her Cat

Canadian producer shares video for Lofty 305-assisted 'Guilt Trips' single

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Ryan Hemsworth's "Against a Wall" is a sleepy love song that avoids the saccharine thanks to a streak of lovely melancholy. The black-and-white video for the track hits about the same note, featuring just a girl and her cat spending time alone in a big, empty loft in some big, intimidating metropolis. The aesthetic — Steadicam, no color, bright but creaky loft — is almost oddly '90s, but befitting a Hemsworth video, the clip is cut through with distinctly millennial trappings: an oversized Hello Kitty iPhone case, vintage blocky Gameboys, and the ironic revival of Big League Chew.

"Against a Wall" is taken from Hemsworth's debut album Guilt Trips, which drops October 22 and puts a bow on a banner year for the man that has included a solo EP, a number of DJ mixes, festival appearances, and remixes. Hemsworth is also on tour with Cyril Hahn right now, and those dates are below.

Ryan Hemsworth tour dates:

October 4 - Toronto, Ontario @ Hoxton
October 5 - New York, NY @ 88 Palace
October 6 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
October 10  -Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
October 11 - Chicago, IL @ The Mid
October 12 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
October 23 - Washington, DC @ Will Eastman
October 24 - Miami, FL @ Bardot
October 25 - Denver, CO @ NORAD
October 26 - Houston, TX @ Something Wicked Festival
October 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge
October 30 - Nashville, TN @ Scene
October 31 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
November 1 - San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom

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