The first line of Future Island’s song “Grease” says it all: “We’ve been here before.” Their video captures the déja-vu of that line and the monotony of touring by rotating the scenes (packing up gear, staying in hotels, getting onstage) in a circular motion on-screen. The same zoetrope feeling is also prevalent in Taylor Swift’s new video for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Coincidence? Uh, yeah. It probably is.
Watch the thoughtful black-and-white video for “Grease” below; Future Islands’ latest album On The Water is out now.