by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Sometimes a music video adds a new light to a song. Sometimes the song adds a new light to the video. Other times a video is simply a reminder that a new record came out and there’s still plenty of life left in it. Sean Morales‘ “Call It In” video, directed by Bud Campbell & Morales, is a bit of all three, a dark and blurry visual that follows a shadowy figure through the night streets. “Call It In,” the title track to Morales’ (James Arthur’s Manhunt) solo debut, sets a moody tone and a mysterious atmosphere. It’s dissonant yet casual, keeping its cool amid a sinister groove. As his drive becomes progressively more disorienting, so does the song, building with saxophone noise and melodic feedback. Ultimately it all leads to kids and a technicolor dance floor. Take it as you will, but know that both the song and video are better for one another.
Sean Morales’ Call It In is out now via Super Secret Records.