Love’s agony and ecstasy are both captured in Stone Temple Pilots’ new video for “Between the Lines,” the lead single off their self-titled comeback album (out May 25). Watch below.
As the Los Angeles quartet perform the catchy track in a plush, hippie-den of a home, footage chronicles the ups and downs of a rocky relationship from the perspective of a young man: He trades smiles and smooches with his girl, runs hand-in-hand, and makes love to her, but, later, she slaps him and kicks him out of a car. Ouch.
Meanwhile, singer Scott Weiland croons on a big, gritty chorus: “I like it when we talk about love? / I like it when we talk about love? / You always were my favorite drug /? Even when we used to take drugs.”
STP premiered a handful of new songs at their blowout SXSW show, including “Bagman,” “Hickory Dichotomy,” and “Huckleberry Crumble,”which bassist Robert DeLeo told SPIN.com was a nod to Paul Revere and the Raiders. Read SPIN’s complete concert review here.