Incubus on their new video – intimate dancing and skin canvases
Incubus debut “Loneliest”
The new video for Incubus’ “Loneliest,” off their latest album 8,has been birthed. It’s the most intimate track on the album, if not one of the handful in their catalogue, showing the vulnerability of a partner during a time of break-up, or lonely feelings on the road and inevitably the frustrations of no physical contact. It’s begrudgingly stated at the end of the track “Guess I’m going digital tonight,” in reference to watching some good old wholesome porn. In 2018, and in a billion dollar industry booming from this very thing, it’s sort of interesting to hear it being the end to a softly written non-ballad about missing human contact.
The guys joined up with director Julian Schratter for the video, as seen in his distinctive style. A noir based minimalistic approach to conveying the feeling to a song, similar to some of Boyd’s earlier solo work, specifically his hit song “Last Night A Passenger,” you can see the video here.
“Loneliest” stars a beautiful dancer, Manaho Shimokawa, whose swan-like dancing expresses the music to its slow and tempered pace, is a beautiful display of simplicity and skill. You are prone to not take your eyes off her, and want more interaction with her and lead vocalist Brandon Boyd, but that would curve the purpose of the song and the longing for touch. The only other Incubus member making an appearance is guitarist Mike Einziger, very indicative of the times he and Boyd did an Incubus Acoustic Tour. Plan to see some appearances of the duo between now and 2019.
Other shows between now and then with full line-up start with their February make-up residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Feb. 2 and 3. Then, they will be international bound for stents in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. In mid-March they will be back stateside to kick off tour in Hawaii and end that with another residency in Las Vegas. You can also catch them at a few festivals – In Bloom Music Festival, Bottlerock Music, and the Carolina’s famed premiere-fest, Carolina Rebellion (see preview of this fest!).
Until then – make sure to pick up their latest album and see all you Incubi- on the road!