Watch SoftSpot's Crisp, Slow-Motion 'Black Room Blues' Video

Brooklyn-based trio's family members star in bizarre clip

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

SoftSpot originally hail from the South and are currently based in Brooklyn, but the trio's songs occupy a less definable space: somewhere nebulous between new age contentment and stormy art rock theatrics. On April 8, the band — singer-bassist Sarah Kinlaw, guitarist Bryan Keller Jr., and drummer Blaze Bateh (also a member of Athens, Georgia-bred outfit Bambara) — will self-release their sophomore album, MASS, an eight-track effort featuring two previously heard stunners ("You/Yours" and "King Porus") and one just-revealed tune, "Black Room Blues," which comes paired with a music video directed by Kinlaw herself.

As seen above, the clip matches the hesitant pacing of "Black Room Blues" with a set of slow-motion visuals. The video follows a group of older women who embark on a night of boozy catharsis, meaning red wine and dive-bar dancing abound. Filmed in Kinlaw and Keller's home state of North Carolina, the mini-movie is also a family affair: Kinlaw's mother and aunts play the leading ladies, and Keller's father, uncle, and great uncle co-star as the bar band.

SoftSpot tour dates:

April 11 - Hudson, NY @ Bard College
April 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
May 2 - Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival
May 4 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
May 7 - Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
May 9 - St. Louis, MO @ FOAM
May 12 - Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
May 16 - Pensacola, FL @ Sluggos
May 19 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia
May 20 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
May 21 - Charleston, SC @ Swamp House
May 22 - Savannah, GA @ Hangfire
May 27 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
May 28 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

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