Brooklyn indie-pop duo Overcoats are readying their forthcoming EP, Used To Be Scared Of The Dark, and today they’ve shared a video for the collection’s second single, “Blame It On Me (feat. Lawrence Rothman).”
“Blame It On Me,” which marks the follow-up to “The Hardest Part,” is a smooth ballad that revolves around powerful harmonies and a slowly building instrumental line. The accompanying Asha Maura-directed video continue from where the video for “The Hardest Part” leaves off, as it follows the same couple in a slow-motion moment of intimacy at a captivating, neon-lit underground rave.
“The concept was literally made with them [Pauli and Omari] in mind,” Maura explains. “Ultimately I thought of them because I think they are a beautiful couple that emanates love! They are also very involved in the rave scene in NY and I respect Pauli’s work with Discakes for the Queer Rave community in NY. I wanted it to feel real if we’re doing a video with rave connections and they are the realest!”
Watch the video for “Blame It On Me” below.
“The video was filmed in the basement of an old church in Brooklyn,” Overcoats add. “We were able to create a whole world in which this longing tale between Pauli and Omari could unfold. Ideas of collective and individual experience, the rave scene, and sticking together for the sake of sticking together felt interesting to explore as we begin to reemerge from a long and challenging period of isolation. This song is heartbreaking but we think it tries to show that there can be beauty in the wreckage.”
Overcoats’ forthcoming 4-track collection features more collaborations with Middle Kids, Tennis, and Local Natives’ Ryan Hahn, but all of the tracks were created remotely.
Revisit the Used To Be Scared Of The Dark tracklist below.
Used To Be Scared Of The Dark Tracklist:
01 – “Used To Be Scared Of The Dark [feat. Middle Kids]”
02 – “Wait For Me Darling”
03 – “The Hardest Part [feat. Tennis]”
04 – “Blame It On Me [feat. Lawrence Rothman]”