Canadian alt-rock duo Death From Above have just released a sleek new video for their single “Never Swim Alone.” The clip features lyrics scrawled across a cool black and white aesthetic while the band sings and dances along.
The coolest part? The whole clip was shot by the band on a phone in a London hotel room.
In the last few years, the music industry has seen an explosion (Ellie Goulding, T-Pain, Kurt Vile) in smartphone use for music videos. Check them out:
Ellie Goulding – “How Long Will I Love You”
T-Pain – “Look At Me”
Kurt Vile – “Baby’s Arms”
One of the most well-known phone videos is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “No Love Like Yours” which was filmed by none other than House actress (and Hollywood megastar) Olivia Wilde.
Dig even deeper and you’ll find plenty of short films shot entirely on phones as well. Do some Googling on this – there’s some really interesting stuff out there.
“Never Swim Alone” is from Death From Above’s upcoming album Outrage! Is Now, due out September 8 via Warner Bros./Last Gang. Tour dates below.
09/15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
10/19 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
10/20 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/21 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/23 Clifton Park NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/25 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10/27 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/28 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/31 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11/02 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/03 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
11/07 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
11/08 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
11/10 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
11/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
11/17 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
11/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/20 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/23 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/24 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
11/25 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
11/27 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
12/01 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre