Skip to content

War on Drugs’ New Video Is a Dazzling, Narcotic Mess

war on drugs, under the pressure, video

When SPIN dubbed the War on Drugs’ latest album, Lost in the Dream, an Essential listen, writer David Menconi described the record as “a perfect distillation of wide-open claustrophobia.” That dichotomy shines through in the Philadelphia band’s latest music video, for Lost opener “Under the Pressure.” Directed by Houmam and premiered on Vulture, the nine-minute clip finds frontman Adam Granduciel hunched over his guitar in the corner of a room, noodling away and looking out a window. When the camera isn’t fixed on him, it’s outside, moving and surveying a small-town landscape. The whole while, gorgeous swirls of color tint the perspective (the seaweed-green hue from Lost in the Dream‘s cover art makes an appearance) and eventually take over. Watch the visual above, and read more about Lost in the Dream on SPIN‘s list of the 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far.