Josh Klinghoffer utilizes a deserted concrete bunker as an unexpected performance space in the new video for “Offend,” drawn from his latest album under the Pluralone moniker, This Is the Show.
Klinghoffer strums a red, white and blue acoustic guitar in the Stephi Duckula-directed clip and is eventually accompanied by a doppelganger of himself on drums, before he climbs back out of the giant structure and wanders off into the surrounding desert.
“Once upon a time, this video we did looked rather like the future,” Klinghoffer says. “I’m thinking I’d like to go back to that future and look around, for the one that lies ahead seems a bit scary.”
The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist/current Pearl Jam touring multi-instrumentalist told SPIN earlier this year that This Is the Show was partly inspired by Fred Kaplan’s book The Bomb, which “was all about nuclear weapons and how close we’ve come on many occasions to incinerating ourselves through error or war.”
This Is the Show will be released on CD on May 13, following its March 17 digital release through ORG Music. Josh Klinghoffer returns to the road with Pearl Jam tonight (May 3) in San Diego as part of the band’s oft-postponed tour in support of its 2020 album, Gigaton. He will open each show with a Pluralone set before joining Pearl Jam on stage throughout its performance.