The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released the video today for their single “The Body.” In it, the quotidian tasks of the present-day band members (brushing teeth, making eggs) are juxtaposed with images of their child-selves frolicking on the beach. The beach scenes are so summery that you’ll feel like you’ve been transplanted from your desk to the shore (almost), and the kids look so much like the adult band members that the video is worth watching just for that. Check it out:
(Song lyrics here)
Sure, it’s kind of a bummer that the band’s two selves (depressed adults and joyful kids) never really come together and instead we’re left feeling like the adult world is a major drag, but I liked seeing a darker take on the feelings of nostalgia we’re all hit with in the summer. Plus, with a refrain that asks, “Tell me again what the body’s for/ ‘cause I can’t feel it anymore,” it makes sense.
And now I have to go to the beach, because seriously those kids are having too much damned fun.