Bands that play a part within their own world are intriguing. It doesn’t matter who they are, even bands like A Place To Bury Strangers can get involved into the gaze of it all. With a new album titled Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled coming in November 26, the song is as trippy as the album. While the song “Playing The Part” echoes so much with the gaze, its video offers a new way to think while exhibiting its own flavor of cool throughout.
While the notes first start off at a hazing pace, the band does their best to keep things off. With singer Oliver Ackerman singing at the jump of the song, it’s hard to tell where the serious ends or begins. As he walks throughout the home gazing into the camera, he’s at many times right next to his subject. As each artist barely interacts, they gaze back and forth at one another without two words to say. As she gazes in one direction away from him, his sadness reeks throughout and makes for the song’s bizarre ending.
The video can be viewed above. The song is ready to stream on all streaming platforms. The album is a part of Record Store Day and can be accessed here. You can catch A Place To Bury Strangers in person beginning September 15 at Bowery Ballroom until April 13, 2022 in Koln, Germany at MTC Club. Tickets for this tour can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Heather Bickford.