The rock n' roll thunder from down under, a.k.a. Alex Cameron
and Roy Molloy, premiered a new music video today for the track "Politics of Love" of their album Forced Witness
You've probably seen Cameron on video a couple of times, usually sashaying and sensually swaying his hips, wearing a beater better than anyone ever has before. As much a performer as he is a musician, meta persona combines his own experiences of a struggling musician with the popular idea of a failed entertainer. He even made an appearance alongside Jemima Kirke of Girls
for the duet with Angel Olsen
on "Stranger's Kiss". There's none of the New York City and Hollywood glitz this time round though, as it's just him and Roy at home in the outback.
Molloy, who plays saxophone behind Cameron, actually wrote and directed the video, and it's very cool seeing the duo embrace all the creative elements of their tongue-in-cheek, fourth-wall-breaking performance. The video for "Politics of Love" is enigmatic, compacting a mysterious narrative into a minute-and-a-half before the music even kicks in. The music kicks in as Cameron's character begins walking off into the horizon and credits begin rolling, giving the feeling that you just caught the tail end of a feature-length blockbuster.
In addition to the video, Cameron announced a slew of new tour dates in support of The Killers for this January. Check out the video, and catch
Cameron on a stage near you soon.