Slothrust have announced their fifth album, Parallel Timeline, which is set for release on September 10th via Dangerbird Records. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new track, “Strange Astrology.”
The new video comes packed with shots of frontwoman Leah Wellbaum in the middle of a zodiac wheel of fruit before she dances and squishes blackberries, apples, oranges, and more. The “Strange Astrology” video is set to serve as both a celebration of the cosmology of romantic relationships and a love letter to LGBTQ+ life.
“‘Strange Astrology’ is one of the only proper love songs I have ever written,” Wellbaum explains. “It’s an honest exploration of what it means to love someone who is intrinsically different than you. It’s about hoping that those juxtaposing qualities and instincts encourage meaningful growth instead of chaos, but knowing that inevitably it will always be a bit of both. That is part of the fun of being in love with someone whose way of being starkly contrasts yours. I have always been fascinated by those differences and all the adventures and new perspectives they offer.
Watch the video for “Strange Astrology” below.
“The music video for ‘Strange Astrology’ explores an idea I’ve always been fascinated by,” Wellbaum adds, “which is: where do I end and you begin? We chose fruit to explore this theme because, in the moments where I find myself caught in a loop of existential dread, fruit has been a surprisingly grounding force. In a world with so much perceived chaos, fruit anchors me in a reality where all is intentional and perfect as is.”
Check out the tracklist for Parallel Timeline below.
Parallel Timeline Tracklist:
01 – “Cranium”
02 – “Once More For The Ocean”
03 – “Courtesy”
04 – “The Next Curse”
05 – “Strange Astrology”
06 – “Waiting”
07 – “King Arthur’s Seat”
08 – “A Giant Swallow”
09 – “White Rabbits”
10 – “Parallel Timeline”
Lead photo courtesy of Lindsey Byrnes.