Destroyer Hangs Out in a Darkroom (and a Dark Room) in ‘Girl in a Sling’ Video
Dan Bejar goes orchestral and tragic for his latest literate single
Destroyer’s highly anticipated Poison Season is out next month, so on the heels of debut single “Dream Lover” he’s shared another elastic, orchestral ballad from that LP. “Girl in a Sling” features Dan Bejar engaging in his usual hyperliterate melodrama, but this one’s paired with a clip that embraces what director David Galloway calls the “tragic” tone of the track. There’s an abstract narrative that seems to be about a photograph of a house and the passage of time. But you’ll want to stick around for the shots of a maudlin Bejar milling about, working on the aforementioned photo in a darkroom and singing along in a literal dark room. Watch it below.