DJ Shadow unveils new lyric video for ‘Our Pathetic Age’ [Watch]
Following the release of his double-sided LP Our Pathetic Age last November, DJ Shadow has revisited the album’s titular track in a refreshing new lyric video. The veteran producer’s most recent album features a two-part structure, with the first half encompassing entirely instrumental tracks and the second section welcoming extensive collaborations from prolific artists including Run the Jewels, Nas, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and more.
“Our Pathetic Age” finds DJ Shadow joining forces with Future Islands‘ Samuel T. Herring for a mid-tempo ballad characterized by groove and an overlaying sense of melancholic inspiration. Directed and animated by Adam Dunn, the lyrics video takes the concept of spamming pop-up ads in a creative twist—with visually-stimulating windows infiltrate the screen as they notate the track’s lyrics. Waving its homage to the digital age, smiley faces, 3D pipes, and vapor wave graphics constitute just a few of the graphics that make a cameo in the animated video.
Watch the full lyric video below.
H/T: Rolling Stone Photo Credit: Derick Daily