Mac McCaughan "Wet Leaves" (video)
Published Apr 22, 2015Superchunk vet Mac McCaughan is offering up another synth-slathered preview from his upcoming Non-Believers solo LP, this time preserving his softened "Wet Leaves" in a spiral-heavy music video.
It's a pretty straightforward clip put together by director Trudy Benson, who also provided the album artwork to Non-Believers. As the song unfolds via pillowy clouds of vintage keyboard tones, a punchy old school drum machine beat, and McCaughan's nostalgia-laced lines, we see various painted patterns swirl across the screen. The song also features Spent's Annie Hayden adding equally pleasing backups.
McCaughan explained in a press statement of the team-up, "This song started with the one lyric and the drum machine pattern and then I layered on the synths before realizing I needed Annie Hayden to sing on it; luckily she was willing to do that from her Los Angeles home."
McCaughan issues his new album May 5 through Merge.