Indie Stockholm sweethearts, Shout Out Louds, have premiered their new music video for “Illusions” off Optica, which was released earlier this year. I hope you’re feeling outgoing, because we’re about to go speed dating!
The “Illusions” video focuses around a single woman’s apathetic journey into the unpredictable world of speed dating. She seems to be the only dispirited one in a diverse group of smiling and flirtatious men and women who noticeably haven’t skimmed through a fashion magazine in a few decades. The gong sounds, and they’re off!
The unamused bachelorette sits through a handful of timed “dates” with men who make it immediately clear why they’re single – there are recorder playing, brass knuckle wearing, and indecent exposing candidates, many with obscure facial hair or no hair at all. When all hope seems lost, a man at the bar finally draws a smile out of the woman, and a dance party inevitably occurs. It’s a fun video and it’s a great fit for the song.
Check it out below and make sure to catch Shout Out Louds on the road!