Dress the Strokes’ singer in a neon suit, have him act out thinly-veiled tributes to Mad Max and Blade Runner, and throw a mountaintop pagoda and some random guys in 17th-century sailor garb for good measure, and you get the otherworldly new video for “11th Dimension,” the lead single from Julian Casablancas’ solo debut. Watch below.
What we’ve learned: Mr. Casablancas is a cold war kid, raised in the good ol’ 1980s, and there’s a chance he took hallucinogenic drugs.
The downtown rocker gets poetic, too, scrawling verses like “Anger is weakness. Patience is strength” and “Every positive action has a reward. Bonus! There’s even a quasi-romantic twist with a foxy vixen in so much hairspray that you’ll smell it through your computer.
Watch the video below, then tell us what you think in the comment section.
Julian Casablancas, “11th Dimension”