If Wesley Bunch's experience while jobless and out of college was anything like my own, he spent a lot of time in isolation. So it makes sense that the video for his latest single, "I Don't Fit In," is a nod to Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, recreating something of a masquerade/lingerie party. But the song's allusions to Kubrick are more ambiguous than the direct sexuality. "I Don't Fit In" highlights a struggle for acceptance when no roles—neither social nor personal—are clearly defined. The wardrobe choices portray his existential incongruity—while the girls adorn mostly NSFW garb (like I said, lingerie), Bunch is in a western button-up and a bow tie, trying on lipstick and nail polish like it's an obligation.
"I Don't Fit In" is an ideal listen for the twilight days of summer. The lead single off the Cooper's Dream EP from Bunch's solo project, Suburban Living, the song's reverb-heavy hook bounces around like Bunch is trying desperately to entertain his brain when there is absolutely nothing to do and nowhere to go. Maybe writing songs this catchy is easier when you so perfectly encapsulate your target audience.
Dig the video, embedded below:
You can also check Suburban Living on tour starting this week.
* w/ Ra Ra Riot
% w/ Mac DeMarco
^ - w/ Swiss Alps
+ w/ White Laces, You're Jovian