Katie Alice Greer has released a new single called ‘Captivated’, alongside an accompanying video. It’s taken from the former Priests member’s upcoming debut solo album, Barbarism, following previous cuts ‘FITS/My Love Can’t Be’ and ‘Dreamt I Talk To Horses’. Check it out below.
“This is a creepy song, in my mind, and I wanted to lean into that for both the production and the video’s narrative,” Greer explained in a statement. “In the video, a woman is intermittently experiencing time in reverse. She sees a plane fly overhead in a field and moments later, it flies backwards. She carries a suitcase full of money and now wonders where it came from. After experiencing time in reverse, she questions whether or not her experiences ever happened at all; she wonders whether she is in the present moment, caught in a daydream or a memory.
She continued: “In the video we are experiencing her mind’s chopped and shuffled versions of both, none of what she’s seeing or remembering (wandering at night, a woman in a yellow skirt, a gloved hand reaching for her in the field) makes any sense to her anymore. She is losing her sense of reality, and simultaneously trying to piece it back together with the few and unreliable clues she has left.”
Barbarism arrives on June 24 via FourFour Records.