The new music video for St. Vincent’s “Los Ageless,” the second single from her upcoming album, MASSEDUCTION, is a vibrant, sci-fi satire of Hollywood superficiality. The video, directed by Willo Perron in partnership with Red Bull Music, finds singer-songwriter Annie Clark going to the extreme in her quest for Tinseltown perfection, enduring an ectoplasmic pedicure, swallowing slug sushi, and, in a nod to a scene from Terry Gilliam’s dystopian 1985 film Brazil, getting skin-stretching plastic surgery.
From a portable cassette tape player to a reference to Maxell’s iconic ad campaign, the ’80s are an apt visual touchstone for the retro-tinged synth-pop track, which might be St. Vincent’s poppiest single to date. “In Los Ageless, the winter never comes/In Los Ageless, the mothers milk their young,” Clark warns before admitting she can never leave. “How could anybody have you lose you and not lose their minds too?”
St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION, the follow-up to 2014’s St. Vincent, drops October 13th on Loma Vista.