Watch: Real Estate release music video for new single ‘Paper Cup,’ announce album ‘Main Thing’

'The Main Thing' drops on February 28

Real Estate have announced their upcoming album The Main Thing with the release of a music video for their new single “Paper Cup.”

The ’80s-inspired video follows an animatronic squirrel named Chipper and the progression of his career performing at Chipper’s, a Chuck E. Cheese-esque children’s arcade centre. Scenes cut back and forth as Chipper performs present-day for just one boy in the arcade, to flashbacks of him performing for large crowds. Lyrics like “Was I ever that young, or was I always old?” play on Chipper’s nostalgia as he reminisces on the better days of his career.

“It’s a song about questioning your chosen path in life and searching for meaning in what you do,” says frontman Martin Courtney in a statement.

Check out the video for “Paper Cup” below.

Main Thing Tracklist:

01 — “Friday”
02 — “Paper Cup”
03 — “Gone”
04 — “You”
05 — “November”
06 — “Falling Down”
07 — “Also A But”
08 — “The Main Thing”
09 — “Shallow Sun”
10 — “Sting”
11 — “Silent World”
12 — “Procession”
13 — “Brother”

The Main Thing is out on February 28th via Domino.